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Amendment of Class E Airspace for the Following Nebraska Towns: Albion, NE; Bassett, NE; Lexington, NE
Document Number: 2015-26275
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-10-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace at Albion Municipal Airport, Albion, NE; Rock County Airport, Bassett, NE; and Jim Kelly Field Airport, Lexington, NE. Decommissioning of the non-directional radio beacons (NDBs) and/or cancellation of NDB approaches due to advances in Global Positioning System (GPS) capabilities has made this action necessary for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the above airports. Also, the geographic coordinates are being updated for Rock County Airport and Jim Kelly Field Airport.
Amendment of Class E Airspace for the Following Missouri Towns: Chillicothe, MO; Cuba, MO; Farmington, MO; Lamar, MO; Mountain View, MO; Nevada, MO; and Poplar Bluff, MO
Document Number: 2015-26273
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-10-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace at Chillicothe Municipal Airport, Chillicothe, MO; Cuba Municipal Airport, Cuba, MO; Farmington Regional Airport, Farmington, MO; Lamar Municipal Airport, Lamar, MO; Mountain View Airport, Mountain View, MO; Nevada Municipal Airport, Nevada, MO; and Poplar Bluff Municipal Airport, Poplar Bluff, MO. Decommissioning of the non-directional radio beacons (NDB) and/or cancellation of NDB approaches due to advances in Global Positioning System (GPS) capabilities has made this action necessary for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the above airports. Geographic coordinates are also adjusted at Chillicothe Municipal Airport, Chillicothe, MO; Lamar Municipal Airport, Lamar, MO; and Nevada Municipal Airport, Nevada, MO.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Tekamah, Nebraska
Document Number: 2015-26272
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-10-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace at Tekamah Municipal Airport, Tekamah, NE. A Class E extension is no longer required due to the decommissioning of the Tekamah VHF Omni-directional radio range (VOR) facility and its associated standard instrument approach procedures (SIAPs). This enhances the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Airworthiness Directives; Piper Aircraft, Inc. Airplanes
Document Number: 2015-26230
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-10-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Piper Aircraft, Inc. Model PA-46-500TP airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report of the wing upper skin joints being manufactured without sealant, which allows water to enter and stay in sealed, bonded stringers. This proposed AD would require inspecting the upper wing surface for sealant; inspecting the wing stringers for water intrusion; inspecting for deformation and corrosion if evidence of water intrusion exists; and taking corrective actions as necessary. We are proposing this AD to correct the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters (previously Eurocopter France)
Document Number: 2015-26229
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-10-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede airworthiness directive (AD) 2010-23- 02 for Eurocopter France (now Airbus Helicopters) Model SA-365N, SA- 365N1, AS-365N2, and AS 365 N3 helicopters. AD 2010-23-02 currently requires amending the Limitations section of the Rotorcraft Flight Manual (RFM) to limit the never-exceed velocity (VNE) to 150 Knots Indicated Air Speed (KIAS) and to add a 1,500 ft/minute rate of descent (R/D) limitation beyond 140 KIAS. Since we issued AD 2010-23-02, a design change designated as modification (MOD) 0755B28 improved the dynamic behavior of the horizontal stabilizer such that AD actions are not required. This proposed AD would retain the requirements of AD 2010-23-01 and revise the applicability to exclude helicopters with MOD 0755B28. These proposed actions are intended to exclude certain helicopters from the applicability and restrict the VNE on other helicopters to prevent failure of the horizontal stabilizer and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2015-26223
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-10-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A320-214, -232, and -233 airplanes; and Airbus Model A321-211 and -231 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of incorrect installation of jiffy joint connectors on cables connected to certain passenger service units (PSU), which could cause the passenger oxygen container to malfunction if the connector becomes disengaged during flight due to vibration. This proposed AD would require identification of the affected PSUs, and depending on findings, doing applicable related investigative and corrective actions. We are proposing this AD to prevent failure of the door of the passenger oxygen container to open in the event of airplane decompression, resulting in lack of oxygen supply and consequent injury to occupants.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Airplanes
Document Number: 2015-26222
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-10-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2014-17- 51, for certain Bombardier, Inc. Model CL-600-2B16 airplanes. AD 2014- 17-51 currently requires inspecting the inboard flap fasteners of the hinge-box forward fitting at Wing Station (WS) 76.50 and WS 127.25 to determine the orientation and condition of the fasteners, as applicable, and replacement or repetitive inspections of the fasteners if necessary. AD 2014-17-51 also provides for optional terminating action for the requirements of that AD. Since we issued AD 2014-17-51, we have determined that additional action is necessary. This proposed AD would also require accomplishment of the previously optional terminating action. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct incorrectly oriented or fractured fasteners, which could result in premature failure of the fasteners attaching the inboard flap hinge-box forward fitting; failure of the fasteners could lead to the detachment of the flap hinge box and the flap surface, and consequent loss of control of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2015-26221
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-10-19
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 a report of wire chafing caused by a certain left wing spoiler actuator wire not having enough separation from a certain bracket when the spoiler is in the deployed position. This proposed AD would require measuring the separation between a certain electro- mechanical actuator wire of the left wing, spoiler 4, and the support bracket of the flap variable camber trim unit, and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct wire chafing, which could result in an electrical short and potential fire in a flammable fluid leakage zone, and possible loss of several functions essential for safe flight.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2015-26220
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-10-19
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 reports of premature aging of certain passenger chemical oxygen generators that resulted in the generators failing to activate. This proposed AD would require an inspection to determine if certain passenger chemical oxygen generators are installed and replacement of affected passenger chemical oxygen generators. We are proposing this AD to prevent failure of the passenger chemical oxygen generator to activate and consequently not deliver oxygen during an emergency, possibly resulting in injury to the airplane occupants.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2015-26219
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-10-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are removing Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2010-08-08, which applied to certain Airbus Model A330-243, -341, -342, and -343 airplanes. AD 2010-08-08 required deactivating the water scavenge automatic operation and revising the Limitations section of the airplane flight manual (AFM). We are also removing AD 2011-06-04, which applied to certain Airbus Model A330-243F airplanes. AD 2011-06-04 required revising the Limitations section of the AFM. We issued ADs 2010-08-08 and 2011-06-04 to prevent fuel flow restriction, caused by ice, resulting in a possible engine surge or stall condition, and the engine being unable to provide the commanded thrust. Since we issued AD 2010-08-08 and AD 2011-06-04, we received new data indicating that the water scavenge system (WSS) operation does not induce any risk of fuel feed system (including the engine) blockage by ice on the pipework or pump inlets. We have also determined that the risk of fuel flow restriction by ice at the fuel oil heat exchanger (FOHE) interface on airplanes equipped with Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engines is now addressed by a redesigned FOHE, which incorporates enhanced anti-icing and de- icing performance.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Airplanes
Document Number: 2015-26217
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-10-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc. Model DHC-8-400, -401, and -402 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of chafing damage due to insufficient clearance on the main landing gear (MLG) stabilizer brace, the nacelle A-frame structure, and the adjacent electrical wiring harnesses. An insufficient fillet radius may also exist on certain airplanes. This proposed AD would require, depending on airplane configuration, an inspection of the nacelle A-frame structure for insufficient fillet radius; an inspection for cracking of affected structure, and rework or repair if necessary, and rework of the nacelle A-frame structure; repetitive inspections of the nacelle A-frame structure and the MLG stabilizer brace for insufficient clearance and damage, and repair if necessary, and rework of the nacelle A-frame structure, which would terminate the repetitive inspections; installation of new stop brackets and a shim on each MLG stabilizer brace assembly; and rework of the electrical wiring harnesses in the nacelle area. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct chafing damage and subsequent premature cracking and fracture of the nacelle A- frame structure, which could result in failure of the MLG stabilizer brace and loss of the MLG down-lock indication, which could adversely affect the safe landing of the airplane.
Revocation of Class D Airspace; Springfield, OH
Document Number: 2015-26179
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-10-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action removes Class D airspace at Springfield-Beckley Municipal Airport, Springfield, OH. The closure of the air traffic control tower has necessitated the need to remove the Class D airspace area at the airport.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Tomah, WI
Document Number: 2015-26178
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-10-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace at Tomah, WI. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures at Bloyer Field Airport. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Hart/Shelby, MI
Document Number: 2015-26177
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-10-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace at Hart/Shelby, MI. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) at Oceana County Airport. The FAA is proposing this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Los Angeles, CA
Document Number: 2015-26097
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-10-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E surface area airspace designated as an extension to the Class D airspace at Whiteman Airport, Los Angeles, CA. After reviewing the airspace, the FAA found it necessary to establish Class E surface area for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations for at the airport.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Marshall, AR
Document Number: 2015-26095
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-10-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action s establishes Class E airspace at Marshall, AR. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures at Searcy County Airport. This action enhances the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Establishment of Class E Airspace, Cottonwood, AZ
Document Number: 2015-26002
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-10-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace at Cottonwood Airport, Cottonwood, AZ, to accommodate new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAP) at the airport. The FAA found establishment of controlled airspace necessary for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations.
Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace, Revocation of Class E Airspace; Mountain Home, ID
Document Number: 2015-25991
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-10-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies Class D airspace, Class E surface area airspace, Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface, and removes Class E surface area airspace designated as an extension at Mountain Home AFB, Mountain Home, ID. The FAA found it necessary to amend the airspace area by increasing the Class D airspace and reducing the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations for arriving and departing aircraft at the airport and to change from navigation aids to geographic coordinate references in the legal description. This action updates the geographic coordinates of Mountain Home Municipal Airport, Mountain Home, ID.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Ashland, VA
Document Number: 2015-25901
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-10-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E Airspace at Ashland, VA as new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures have been developed at Hanover County Municipal Airport. This action enhances the safety and airspace management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport. This action also updates the geographic coordinates of the airport.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Newport, NH
Document Number: 2015-25900
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-10-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E Airspace at Newport, NH, to accommodate new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) serving Parlin Field Airport. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Ponce, PR
Document Number: 2015-25853
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-10-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E Airspace at Ponce, PR, as the PONCE VHF Omni-Directional Radio Range Tactical Air Navigation Aid, (VORTAC) has been decommissioned, requiring airspace redesign at Mercedita Airport. This action enhances the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2015-25555
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-10-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This rule establishes, amends, suspends, or removes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and associated Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures (ODPs) for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions are needed because of the adoption of new or revised criteria, or because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System, such as the commissioning of new navigational facilities, adding new obstacles, or changing air traffic requirements. These changes are designed to provide safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace and to promote safe flight operations under instrument flight rules at the affected airports.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2015-25553
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-10-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This rule amends, suspends, or removes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and associated Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions are needed because of the adoption of new or revised criteria, or because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System, such as the commissioning of new navigational facilities, adding new obstacles, or changing air traffic requirements. These changes are designed to provide for the safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace and to promote safe flight operations under instrument flight rules at the affected airports.
Final Primary Category Airworthiness Design Standards; AutoGyro USA, LLC (AutoGyro) Model Calidus Gyroplane
Document Number: 2015-26269
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-10-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These airworthiness design standards are issued to AutoGyro for certification of the Model Calidus gyroplane under the regulations for primary category aircraft.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2015-25566
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-10-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This rule establishes, amends, suspends, or removes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and associated Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures (ODPs) for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions are needed because of the adoption of new or revised criteria, or because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System, such as the commissioning of new navigational facilities, adding new obstacles, or changing air traffic requirements. These changes are designed to provide safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace and to promote safe flight operations under instrument flight rules at the affected airports.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2015-25561
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-10-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This rule amends, suspends, or removes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and associated Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions are needed because of the adoption of new or revised criteria, or because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System, such as the commissioning of new navigational facilities, adding new obstacles, or changing air traffic requirements. These changes are designed to provide for the safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace and to promote safe flight operations under instrument flight rules at the affected airports.
Modification to Restricted Areas R-3602A and R-3602B; Manhattan, KS
Document Number: 2015-26134
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-10-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Restricted Areas R-3602A and R-3602B, Manhattan, KS, to accurately identify the R-3602A and R-3602B boundary segments described using the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad right-of-way, the R-3602A and R-3602B shared boundary segment described using Old U.S. Highway 77, and the R-3602A and Riley Military Operations Area (MOA) shared boundary segment described using the Milford Reservoir shoreline. The restricted area ceilings are also amended to be expressed as flight levels (FL), the Marshall Army Air Field Radio Beacon (RBN) referenced in R-3602B is changed to the Cavalry Nondirectional Beacon (NDB), and the restricted areas using agency information is updated to include the military service of the using agency. This action does not affect the overall restricted area boundaries, designated altitudes, times of designation, or activities conducted within the restricted areas. Additionally, boundary segment amendments of the Riley MOA, ancillary to the restricted area amendments, are being made. Since the R-3602A and R-3602B restricted areas share boundaries with the Riley MOA, the FAA included discussion of the Riley MOA amendments in this rule. Lastly, the MOA using agency is being amended to match the restricted areas using agency information.
Notice of Availability of the Final Re-Evaluation of the O'Hare Modernization Environmental Impact Statement (Final Re-Evaluation)
Document Number: 2015-26007
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces that the Final Written Re-Evaluation of the O'Hare Modernization Environmental Impact Statement (Final Re-Evaluation) for Chicago O'Hare International Airport, Chicago, Illinois is available. The Final Re-Evaluation identifies the potential environmental impacts associated with the construction schedule modification that alters the timing for commissioning new Runway 10R/28L, new Runway 9C/ 27C, and the extension of Runway 9R/27L at O'Hare International Airport pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act.
Airworthiness Directives; Piper Aircraft, Inc. Airplanes
Document Number: 2015-25723
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-10-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Piper Aircraft, Inc. Models PA-28-161, PA-28-181, and PA-28R-201 airplanes. This AD requires inspecting the right wing rib at wing station 140.09 for cracks and taking necessary corrective action. This AD was prompted by a report of cracks found in the wing rib bead radius that were formed during production. We are issuing this AD to correct the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; General Electric Company Turboshaft Engines
Document Number: 2015-25719
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-10-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding airworthiness directives (AD) 2001-18-06 and AD 2008-22-16, for all General Electric Company (GE) CT58 turboshaft engines. AD 2001-18-06 and AD 2008-22-16 required recalculating the lives of life-limited rotating parts using a repetitive heavy-lift (RHL) multiplying factor and removal from service of parts that exceed the recalculated cyclic or hourly life limit. This new AD would consolidate AD 2001-18-06 and AD 2008-22-16, and further reduce the life capability of certain parts. This AD was prompted by recalculation of life for parts installed on engines used in Utility operations, and a reduced life for compressor spools in all operations. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of life-limited rotating parts, uncontained part release, damage to the engine, and damage to the aircraft.
Airworthiness Directives; Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp. Turboprop Engines
Document Number: 2015-25718
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-10-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding airworthiness directive (AD) 2014-14-02 for certain Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp. (P&WC) PW120, PW121, PW121A, PW124B, PW127, PW127E, PW127F, PW127G, and PW127M turboprop engines. AD 2014-14-02 required removal of the O-ring seal from the fuel manifold fitting. This new AD requires replacement of the fuel nozzle and the fuel manifold flow adapter. This AD was prompted by reports of fuel leaks at the interface between the fuel manifold and the fuel nozzle that resulted in engine fire. We are issuing this AD to correct the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp. Turboshaft Engines
Document Number: 2015-25711
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-10-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp. (P&WC) PT6B-37A turboshaft engines. This AD requires initial and repetitive inspections until replacement of the No. 10 bearing, and eventual replacement of the No. 9 bearing, both located in the engine reduction gearbox (RGB) assembly. This AD was prompted by reports of incorrect engine torque for PT6B-37A engines. We are issuing this AD to prevent axial migration of the No. 10 bearing in the engine RGB assembly, which could result in engine overtorque, failure of the engine, in-flight shutdown, and loss of the rotorcraft.
Airworthiness Directives; Schempp-Hirth Flugzeugbau GmbH Sailplanes
Document Number: 2015-25710
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-10-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Schempp-Hirth Flugzeugbau GmbH Models Duo Discus and Duo Discus T powered sailplanes. 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 excessive load on the air brake system. We are issuing this AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
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.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2015-25709
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-10-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2008-13- 12 R1, which applies to certain The Boeing Company Model 737-100, -200, -200C, -300, -400, and -500 series airplanes. AD 2008-13-12 R1 currently requires various repetitive inspections for cracking of the upper frame to side frame splice of the fuselage, and other specified and corrective actions if necessary; and also provides for an optional preventive modification, which terminates the repetitive inspections. Since we issued AD 2008-13-12 R1, we have received reports of additional fatigue cracking of the upper frame to side frame splice of the fuselage, and two reports of severed frames. This proposed AD would add, for certain airplanes, an inspection to determine if the existing frame repair meets all specified requirements; for certain other airplanes, a new modification of the upper frame to side frame splice, which would terminate the repetitive inspections; and reduce certain inspection thresholds and repetitive intervals. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct fatigue cracking of the upper frame to side frame splice of the fuselage, which could result in reduced structural integrity of the frame and adjacent lap joint, causing increased loading in the fuselage skin, which will accelerate skin crack growth and result in decompression of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce plc Turbojet Engines
Document Number: 2015-25607
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-10-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede airworthiness directive (AD) 2013-11- 13 that applies to all Rolls-Royce plc (RR) Viper Mk. 601-22 turbojet engines. Since we issued AD 2013-11-13, RR determined that additional parts for the RR Viper Mk. 601-22 as well as additional engine models are affected. This proposed AD would add two new engine models and additional engine parts to the applicability. We are proposing this AD to prevent failure of life-limited parts, which could lead to an uncontained part release, damage to the engine, and damage to the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Honeywell International Inc. Turboprop Engines (Type Certificate Previously Held by AlliedSignal Inc., Garrett Engine Division; Garrett Turbine Engine Company; and AiResearch Manufacturing Company of Arizona)
Document Number: 2015-25606
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-10-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Honeywell International Inc. TPE331-5, -5A, -5AB, -5B, -10, -10R, -10U, -10UF, -10UG, -10UGR, and -10UR model turboprop engines. This AD was prompted by engine propeller shaft coupling failures, leading to unexpected propeller pitch changes causing increased aerodynamic and asymmetric drag on the airplanes using these engines. This AD requires removing certain part number (P/N) engine propeller shaft couplings from service. This AD also requires inserting a copy of certain airplane operating procedures into applicable flight manuals. We are issuing this AD to prevent loss of airplane control, leading to an accident.
Airworthiness Directives; Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation Airplanes
Document Number: 2015-25495
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-10-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation Model GVI airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of corrosion on in-service air non-return valves. This AD requires a revision to the Emergency Procedures section of the airplane flight manual (AFM). This AD also requires a revision to the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate airworthiness limitations for the high pressure (HP) Stage 5 air non- return valves. We are issuing this AD to ensure the flightcrew is provided with procedures to mitigate the risks associated with failure of the HP Stage 5 air non-return valve. Failure of the HP Stage 5 air non-return valve in the open position could result in engine instability and uncommanded in-flight shutdown.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2015-25490
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-10-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2003-13-01 for certain The Boeing Company Model 767 airplanes. AD 2003-13-01 required an inspection to detect cracks and fractures of the outboard hinge fitting assemblies on the trailing edge of the inboard main flap, and follow-on and corrective actions if necessary. For certain airplanes, AD 2003-13-01 required an inspection to determine if a tool runout option has been performed in the area. This new AD reduces certain compliance times, adds airplanes to the applicability, and provides optional terminating action for certain inspections. This AD was prompted by reports of hinge assembly fractures found before certain required compliance times in AD 2003-13-01. We are issuing this AD to prevent the inboard aft flap from separating from the wing and potentially striking the airplane, which could result in damage to the surrounding structure and potential personal injury.
Airworthiness Directives; Lockheed Martin Corporation/Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2015-24465
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-10-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Lockheed Martin Corporation/Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company Model 188 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by an evaluation by the design approval holder (DAH) indicating the left and right lower surface panels of the wings are subject to widespread fatigue damage (WFD). This AD requires repetitive inspections for cracking at these panels, and repair if necessary. The AD also requires a one-time bolt- hole eddy current inspection of all open holes for cracking, repair if necessary, and modification. We are issuing this AD to prevent fatigue cracking of the left and right lower surface panels of the wings, which could result in reduced structural integrity of the airplane.
Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee Meeting on Transport Airplane and Engine Issues
Document Number: 2015-25608
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces a public meeting of the FAA's Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee (ARAC) Transport Airplane and Engine (TAE) Subcommittee to discuss TAE issues.
Airworthiness Directives; Dassault Aviation Airplanes
Document Number: 2015-25492
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-10-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all 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. This AD was prompted by reports of defective fire extinguisher tubes. It was determined the defects were caused by corrosion. This AD requires repetitive general visual inspections of the fire extinguisher tubes for cracking and corrosion, and replacement of any cracked tube with a serviceable tube, if necessary. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct cracking and corrosion in the fire extinguisher tubes, which could impact the capability to extinguish an engine fire, and possibly result in damage to the airplane and injury to the passengers.
Thirty-Sixth Meeting: Special Committee (224) Airport Security Access Control Systems
Document Number: 2015-25402
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of the thirty-sixth Special Committee 224 meeting.
Modification to Restricted Areas R-3601A & R-3601B; Brookville, KS
Document Number: 2015-25543
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-10-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Restricted Areas R-3601A and R-3601B, Brookville, KS, to re-define the restricted area boundary segments described using the Missouri Pacific Railroad Track visual landmark. The restricted areas using agency information is also updated to include the military service of the using agency. This action does not affect the overall restricted area boundaries, designated altitudes, times of designation, or activities conducted within the restricted areas. Additionally, boundary segment amendments of the Smoky and Smoky High military operations areas (MOA), ancillary to the restricted areas amendments, are being made. Since R-3601A and R-3601B share boundaries with the Smoky and Smoky High MOAs, the FAA included discussion of the Smoky and Smoky High MOAs amendments in this rule. Lastly, the MOAs using agency is being amended to match the restricted areas using agency information.
Proposed Modification and Establishment of Restricted Areas; Townsend, GA
Document Number: 2015-25542
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-10-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice proposes to modify the restricted airspace at the Townsend Bombing Range, GA, by expanding the lateral limits of R-3007A to allow construction of additional targets and impact areas. The modification is needed so that precision guided munitions (PGM) can be used on the range. The proposed change would be completely contained within the existing outer boundaries of the R-3007 complex. The using agency name also is updated.
Ninety-Fourth Meeting: Special Committee (159) Global Positioning System (GPS)
Document Number: 2015-25404
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of the ninety-fourth Special Committee 159 meeting.
Thirtieth Meeting: Special Committee (213) Enhanced Flight Visions Systems/Synthetic Vision Systems (EFVS/SVS)
Document Number: 2015-25403
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of the thirtieth Special Committee 213 meeting.