Federal Aviation Administration March 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Airworthiness Directives; MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) Helicopters
Document Number: 2016-04982
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-03-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain MDHI Model 369A (Army OH-6A), 369H, 369HE, 369HM, 369HS, 369D, 369E, 369F, 369FF, and 500N helicopters. This AD requires inspecting the auxiliary fuel pump (fuel pump) wire routing in the left-hand fuel cell and corrective action, if necessary. This AD also requires installing a warning decal on the left-hand fuel cell access cover. This AD was prompted by accidents resulting from incorrectly positioned fuel pump wiring within the fuel tank interfering with the operation of the fuel quantity sensor float, which caused an erroneous fuel quantity indication in the cockpit. The actions are intended to detect and correct routing of the fuel pump wiring to prevent interference with the fuel quantity sensor float, an erroneous fuel quantity indication in the cockpit, and subsequent fuel exhaustion and emergency landing.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters
Document Number: 2016-04981
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-03-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Airbus Helicopters Model AS 365 N3, EC 155B, and EC155B1 helicopters with certain external life rafts. This AD requires installing a sheath kit on the left-hand and right-hand raft deployment control systems. This AD is prompted by a report that the life raft deployment control could not be adjusted due to problems with the life raft deployment linkage. This unsafe condition, if not corrected, could result in failure of the external life raft to deploy and prevent evacuation of passengers during an emergency.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-04564
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-03-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2013-08-23 for all The Boeing Company Model DC-10-10, DC-10-10F, DC-10-15, DC-10-30, DC-10-30F (KC-10A and KDC-10), DC-10-40, DC-10-40F, MD-10-10F, MD-10- 30F, MD-11, and MD-11F airplanes. AD 2013-08-23 required adding design features to detect electrical faults and to detect a pump running in an empty fuel tank. This new AD would clarify certain requirements and remove a terminating action. This new AD would also provide an optional method of compliance for the proposed actions. This AD was prompted by a determination that it is necessary to clarify the requirements for the design features and to remove a terminating action for certain inspections. We are issuing this AD to reduce the potential of ignition sources inside fuel tanks, which, in combination with flammable fuel vapors, could result in fuel tank explosions and consequent loss of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Piper Aircraft, Inc. Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-04417
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-03-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 96-12-12, which applies to certain Piper Aircraft, Inc. Models PA-31, PA-31-300, PA-31-325, and PA-31-350 airplanes. AD 96-12-12 requires a one-time inspection of the bulkhead assembly at fuselage station (FS) 317.75 for cracks and the installation of one of two reinforcement kits determined by whether cracks were found during the inspection. This new AD requires repetitive inspections of the bulkhead assembly at FS 317.75 for cracks, repair of cracks as necessary, and the installation of a reinforcement modification. This AD was prompted by cracks found in the FS 317.75 upper bulkhead. We are issuing this AD to correct the unsafe condition on these products.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; AGERpoint, Inc.
Document Number: 2016-05346
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-10
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.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Amazon.com
Document Number: 2016-05345
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-10
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.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Unmanned Services, Inc.
Document Number: 2016-05343
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-10
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.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Iowa State University of Science and Technology
Document Number: 2016-05342
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-10
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; Rolls-Royce plc Turbojet Engines
Document Number: 2016-05319
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-03-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding airworthiness directive (AD) 2013-11-13 for all Rolls-Royce plc (RR) Viper Mk. 601-22 turbojet engines. AD 2013-11- 13 required reducing the life of certain critical parts. This AD adds two new engine models and additional engine parts to the applicability. This AD was prompted by a determination by RR that additional parts for the RR Viper Mk. 601-22 as well as additional engine models are affected. We are issuing 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; Turbomeca S.A. Turboshaft Engines
Document Number: 2016-05318
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-03-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Turbomeca S.A. Arriel 2B, 2B1, 2C, 2C1, 2C2, 2D, 2E, 2S1, and 2S2 turboshaft engines. This AD requires inspection, and, depending on the results, removal of the engine accessory gearbox (AGB). This AD was prompted by a report of an uncommanded in-flight shutdown (IFSD) of an Arriel 2 engine caused by rupture of the 41-tooth gear, which forms part of the bevel gear in the engine AGB. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of the engine AGB, which could lead to in-flight shutdown, damage to the engine, and damage to the aircraft.
Third Meeting: RTCA Special Committee (235) Non-Rechargeable Lithium Batteries
Document Number: 2016-05311
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of the Third RTCA Special Committee 235 meeting.
Fourth Meeting: RTCA Special Committee (234) Portable Electronic Devices (PEDs) (Joint With EUROCAE WG-99)
Document Number: 2016-05310
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of the Fourth RTCA Special Committee 234 meeting.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-04577
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-03-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2011-13-11 and AD 2013-16-09 for all Airbus Model A318, A319, A320, and A321 series airplanes. AD 2011-13-11 required an amendment of the airplane flight manual (AFM), repetitive checks of specific centralized fault display system (CFDS) messages, an inspection of the opening sequence of the main landing gear (MLG) door for discrepancies if certain messages are found, and corrective actions if necessary. AD 2013-16-09 required an inspection to determine airplane configuration and part numbers of the landing gear control interface unit and MLG door actuators; and, for affected airplanes, repetitive inspections of the opening sequence of the MLG door, and replacement of the MLG door actuator if necessary. AD 2013-16-09 also provided optional terminating action for the repetitive inspections. This new AD reduces the interval of the MLG door opening sequence inspection, requires replacing or modifying certain MLG door actuators, and also requires a flushing procedure to be performed when installing a new MLG door actuator. This AD was prompted by a determination that the interval of the MLG door opening sequence inspection must be reduced. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct deterioration of the damping ring and associated retaining ring of the MLG door actuator, which can sufficiently increase the friction inside the actuator to restrict opening of the MLG door by gravity, during operation of the landing gear alternate (free-fall) extension system. This condition could prevent the full extension and/or down-locking of the MLG, possibly resulting in MLG collapse during landing and consequent damage to the airplane and injury to occupants.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-04545
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-03-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Model A300 series airplanes; Model A300 B4-600, B4-600R, and F4- 600R series airplanes, and A300 C4-605R Variant F airplanes (collectively called Model A300-600 series airplanes); and Model A310 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of cracked aluminum support struts of the trimmable horizontal stabilizer (THS) caused by stress corrosion. This AD requires inspections to identify the part number of each support strut, repetitive inspections for cracking of the THS support strut ends, installation of reinforcing clamps on strut ends, and replacement of support struts, if necessary. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct cracked THS support struts, which could lead to the rupture of all four support struts making the remaining structure unable to carry limit loads, which could result in loss of the THS and reduced control of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-04538
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-03-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Model A330-200, -200 Freighter, and -300 series airplanes, and all Airbus Model A340-200, -300, -500, and -600 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of premature aging of certain chemical oxygen generators in the passenger compartment that resulted in failure of the generators to activate. This AD requires inspecting to determine if certain passenger chemical oxygen generators are installed, and replacement of affected generators. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of the chemical oxygen generator to activate during an emergency situation, which could result in unavailability of oxygen and possible incapacitation of the occupants.
Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee; Meeting
Document Number: 2016-05081
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of the ARAC.
Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Salem, OR
Document Number: 2016-05060
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-03-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies Class D airspace, Class E surface area airspace, and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at McNary Field, Salem, OR. After further review, the FAA found some airspace unnecessary for Standard Instrument Approach Procedures during Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport. This action brings the controlled airspace into compliance with current FAA requirements, and adds to the safety and management of IFR operations at the airport.
Establishment of Class E Airspace, South Bend, WA
Document Number: 2016-05059
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-03-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace at Willapa Harbor Heliport, South Bend, WA, to accommodate new standard instrument approach and departure procedures developed at the heliport. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the heliport.
Airworthiness Directives; BAE Systems (Operations) Limited Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-04932
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-03-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2011-24- 06, for all BAE Systems (Operations) Limited Model Avro 146-RJ series airplanes. AD 2011-24-06 currently requires revising the maintenance program to incorporate life limits for certain items, adding new and more restrictive inspections to detect fatigue cracking in certain structures, and adding fuel system critical design configuration control limitations (CDCCLs) to prevent ignition sources in the fuel tanks. AD 2011-24-06 also currently requires modifying the main fittings of the main landing gear (MLG) and revising the maintenance program to incorporate new life limits on MLG up-locks and door up- locks and other MLG components. Since we issued AD 2011-24-06, we have determined that new or revised structural inspection requirements are necessary. This proposed AD would require revising the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new or revised structural inspection requirements. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct fatigue cracking of certain structural elements, which could adversely affect the structural integrity of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-04931
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-03-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 767-200 and -300 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by an evaluation by the design approval holder (DAH) indicating that the aft pressure bulkhead web to pressure chord joint is subject to widespread fatigue damage (WFD). This proposed AD would require repetitive high frequency eddy current (HFEC) inspections of the aft pressure bulkhead web, at fasteners common to the bulkhead web and pressure chord, around the entire circumference of the pressure chord for any crack, and repair of cracks. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct cracks in the aft pressure bulkhead web. Such cracking could result in the loss of structural integrity of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-04682
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-03-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 777 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of latently failed fuel shutoff valves discovered during fuel filter replacement. This proposed AD would require doing an inspection to identify the part number of the engine fuel spar motor- operated valve (MOV) actuators; replacing certain MOV actuators with new MOV actuators on both airline information management system (AIMS) V1 and V2 equipped airplanes, or installing a newer software version on AIMS V2 equipped airplanes. We are proposing this AD to prevent latent failure of the fuel shutoff valve to the engine. This valve failure, if not prevented, could result in the inability to terminate fuel flow to the engine, which in case of an engine fire, could lead to wing failure.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-04681
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-03-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are revising an earlier proposed airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 747-100, 747-100B, 747-100B SUD, 747-200B, 747-200C, 747-200F, 747-300, 747-400, 747-400D, 747- 400F, 747SR, and 747SP series airplanes. The notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) proposed to require replacing the wire bundles inside the electrical conduit of the forward and aft boost pumps of the numbers 1 and 4 main fuel tanks with new, improved wire bundles inserted into conduit liners. The NPRM was prompted by several reports of chafing of the wire bundles inside the electrical conduit of the forward and aft boost pumps of the numbers 1 and 4 main fuel tanks due to high vibration. These wire bundles can chafe through the wire sleeving into the insulation, exposing the wire conductors. This action revises the NPRM by adding a revision to the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to include critical design configuration control limitations (CDCCL) for the fuel boost pump wiring. We are proposing this SNPRM to prevent chafing of the wire bundles and subsequent arcing between the wiring and the electrical conduit creating an ignition source in the fuel tanks, which could result in a fire and consequent fuel tank explosion. Since these actions impose an additional burden over that proposed in the NPRM, we are reopening the comment period to allow the public the chance to comment on these proposed changes.
IFR Altitudes; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2016-04855
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-03-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This amendment adopts miscellaneous amendments to the required IFR (instrument flight rules) altitudes and changeover points for certain Federal airways, jet routes, or direct routes for which a minimum or maximum en route authorized IFR altitude is prescribed. This regulatory action is needed because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System. These changes are designed to provide for the safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace under instrument conditions in the affected areas.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Taos, NM
Document Number: 2016-04848
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-03-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Taos Regional Airport, Taos, NM. Decommissioning of non-directional radio beacon (NDB) and cancellation of the NDB approaches due to advances in Global Positioning System (GPS) capabilities have made this action necessary for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at Taos Regional Airport.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Little Rock, AR
Document Number: 2016-04742
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-03-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace at Little Rock Air Force Base (AFB), Little Rock, AR. Airspace reconfiguration is necessary due to closure of the air traffic control tower and associated approaches at Dennis F. Cantrell Field, Conway, AR. Dennis F. Cantrell Field would be removed from the airspace designation and legal description as it is no longer needed to describe the boundaries of Little Rock AFB. The FAA is proposing this action for continued safety within the National Airspace System (NAS). Additionally, the geographic coordinates for Little Rock AFB and Saline County Airport, Benton, AR, would be adjusted.
Proposed Modification of Federal Airway V-506; Kotzebue, AK
Document Number: 2016-04738
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-03-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify Alaskan VOR Federal airway V- 506 by lowering the floor of class E controlled airspace due to the establishment of a lower global navigation satellite system (GNSS) minimum enroute altitude (MEA). This action would allow maximum use of the airspace.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-04679
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-03-07
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 that a captain's seat moved uncommanded during a landing rollout due to a failure in the seat horizontal actuator. This proposed AD would require repetitive tests of the captain and first officer seat assemblies for proper operation, and corrective action if necessary. This proposed AD would also require installing new captain and first officer seat assemblies, which would terminate the repetitive tests. We are proposing this AD to prevent a seat actuator clutch failure, which could result in a loss of seat locking and uncommanded motion of the captain's or first officer's seat; uncommanded seat movement could result in reduced controllability of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-04562
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-03-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Model A300 series airplanes; Model A300 B4-600, B4-600R, F4-600R series airplanes, and Model A300 C4-605R Variant F airplanes (collectively called Model A300-600 series airplanes); and Model A310 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of partial loss of no-back brake (NBB) efficiency on the trimmable horizontal stabilizer actuator (THSA). This proposed AD would require an inspection to determine THSA part number, serial numbers, and flight cycles on certain THSAs; and repetitive replacement for certain THSAs. We are proposing this AD to prevent loss of THSA NBB efficiency, which in conjunction with the power gear not able to keep the ball screw in its last commanded position, could lead to an uncommanded movement of the horizontal stabilizer, possibly resulting in loss of control of the airplane.
Notice of Intent To Rule on Request To Release Airport Property at the McKinney National Airport in McKinney, Texas
Document Number: 2016-04851
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to rule and invite public comment on the release of land at the McKinney National Airport under the provisions of Section 125 of the Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment Reform Act for the 21st Century (AIR 21).
Notice of Meeting of the National Parks Overflights Advisory Group Aviation Rulemaking Committee
Document Number: 2016-04849
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the National Park Service (NPS), in accordance with the National Parks Air Tour Management Act of 2000, announce the next meeting of the National Parks Overflights Advisory Group (NPOAG) Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC). This notification provides the date, location, and agenda for the meeting. Date and Location: The NPOAG ARC will meet on April 13, 2016. The meeting will take place in Biscayne National Park's Dante Fascell Visitor Center Auditorium, 9700 SW. 328th Street, Homestead, FL 33033. The meeting will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on April 13, 2016. This NPOAG meeting will be open to the public.
Eighth Meeting: RTCA Special Committee (230) Airborne Weather Detection Systems (Joint With EUROCAE WG-95)
Document Number: 2016-04847
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of the Eighth RTCA Special Committee 230 meeting.
Amendment of United States Area Navigation (RNAV) Route Q-35; Western United States
Document Number: 2016-04739
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-03-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action corrects the FAA docket number of a final rule published in the Federal Register on January 14, 2016, amending the legal description of RNAV Route Q-35 in the Western United States. In that rule, the FAA docket number was incorrectly published as FAA-2013- 6001, instead of FAA-2015-6001.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-04680
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-03-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Bombardier, Inc. Model CL-600-2D15 (Regional Jet Series 705) and CL- 600-2D24 (Regional Jet Series 900) airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by two in-service incidents reported on Bombardier, Inc. Model CL-600-2C10 (Regional Jet Series 700, 701, & 702) airplanes regarding a loss of all air data information in the flight deck. This proposed AD would require revision of the airplane flight manual (AFM) to provide procedures to guide the crew to stabilize the airplane's airspeed and attitude for continued safe flight. We are proposing this AD to prevent loss of air data information that may affect continued safe flight.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters (Previously Eurocopter France) Helicopters
Document Number: 2016-04678
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-03-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2014-07-52 for certain Airbus Helicopters (previously Eurocopter France) Model AS350B, AS350BA, AS350B1, AS350B2, AS350B3, AS350C, AS350D, AS350D1, AS355E, AS355F, AS355F1, AS355F2, AS355N, and AS355NP helicopters. AD 2014-07- 52 required repetitively inspecting certain reinforcement angles of the rear structure to tailboom junction frame (reinforcement angles) for a crack at 10 hour time-in-service (TIS) intervals, repairing any cracked reinforcement angle, and allowed an optional repetitive inspection with a 165 hour TIS inspection interval as a terminating action for the 10 hour TIS inspections. This AD retains the inspection requirements of AD 2014-07-52 and requires the inspection of the area around each reinforcement angle screw hole as terminating action to the 10 hour TIS inspections. We are issuing this AD to detect a crack in the reinforcement angle, which if not corrected, could result in loss of the tailboom and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Airworthiness Directives; M7 Aerospace LLC
Document Number: 2016-04677
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-03-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all M7 Aerospace LLC Models 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. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of failed elevator control rod ends due to corrosion and lack of lubrication. This proposed AD would require initial and repetitive inspections and lubrication of the elevator control rod ends and bearings with replacement as necessary. We are proposing this AD to correct the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; EVECTOR, spol. s.r.o. Gliders
Document Number: 2016-04573
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-03-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for EVECTOR, spol. s.r.o. Model L 13 SEH VIVAT and L 13 SDM VIVAT gliders (type certificate previously held by AEROTECHNIK s.r.o.). This proposed AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated 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 lack of distinct color marking of the elevator drive. We are issuing this proposed AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-04561
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-03-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc. Model BD-700-1A10 and BD-700-1A11 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by in-service reports of passenger door tensator spring failures, and qualification testing that determined that non-conforming tensator springs could be susceptible to failure prior to reaching their safe-life limit. This proposed AD would require revising the maintenance or inspection program to incorporate certain temporary revisions, and replacing the passenger door tensator springs with new springs. We are proposing this AD to prevent tensator spring failure, resulting in the inability to open the main passenger door, which could impede evacuation in the event of an emergency.
Airworthiness Directives; EVECTOR, spol. s.r.o. Gliders
Document Number: 2016-04543
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-03-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for EVECTOR, spol. s.r.o. Models L 13 SEH VIVAT and L 13 SDM VIVAT gliders (type certificate previously held by AEROTECHNIK s.r.o.) that would supersede AD 2000-20-12. This proposed AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated 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 insufficient material strength of the tail-fuselage attachment fitting. We are issuing this proposed AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Blanik Limited Gliders
Document Number: 2016-04542
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-03-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Blanik Limited Models L-13 Blanik and L-13 AC Blanik gliders (type certificate previously by LET Aeronautical Works) that would supersede AD 99-19-33. This proposed AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated 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 lack of distinct color marking of the elevator drive. We are issuing this proposed AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Amendment of Class E Airspace for the Following North Dakota Towns; Harvey, ND, and Rolla, ND
Document Number: 2016-04202
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-03-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace by updating the geographic coordinates at Harvey Municipal Airport, Harvey, ND; and Rolla Municipal Airport, Rolla, ND. The coordinates for Minot AFB and the Devils Lake VHF Omnidirectional Range/Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/DME) are also updated to coincide with the FAA's database.
Airworthiness Directives; M7 Aerospace LLC Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-03171
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-03-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all M7 Aerospace LLC Models SA26-AT, SA226-T(B), SA226-AT, SA226-T, SA226-TC, SA227-AC (C-26A), SA227-AT, SA227-BC (C-26A), SA227-CC, SA227-DC (C- 26B), and SA227-TT airplanes. This AD was prompted by information that the airplane flight manual (AFM) does not provide adequate guidance in the handling of engine failures, which may lead to reliance on the negative torque system (NTS) for reducing drag. This condition could lead the pilot to not fully feather the propeller with consequent loss of control. This AD requires inserting updates into the airplane flight manual (AFM) and/or the pilot operating handbook (POH) that will clearly establish that the NTS is not designed to automatically feather the propeller but only to provide drag protection. We are issuing this AD to correct the unsafe condition on these products.
Notice of Intent To Rule on Request To Release Airport Property at the Gainesville Municipal Airport in Gainesville, Texas
Document Number: 2016-04764
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to rule and invite public comment on the release of land at the Gainesville Municipal Airport under the provisions of Section 125 of the Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment Reform Act for the 21st Century (AIR 21).
Noise Compatibility Program Notice, Lafayette Regional Airport, Lafayette, Louisiana
Document Number: 2016-04763
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its findings on the noise compatibility program submitted by Lafayette Airport Commission under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. (the Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act, hereinafter referred to as ``the Act'') and 14 CFR part 150. These findings are made in recognition of the description of Federal and nonfederal responsibilities in Senate Report No. 96-52 (1980). On April 4, 2012, the FAA determined that the noise exposure maps submitted by Lafayette Airport Commission under Part 150 were in compliance with applicable requirements. On November 23, 2015, the FAA approved the Lafayette Regional Airport noise compatibility program. Both of the recommendations of the program were approved.
Public Notice for Waiver for Aeronautical Land-Use Assurance at Fort Worth Spinks Airport, Fort Worth, TX
Document Number: 2016-04737
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is considering a proposal to change a portion of the airport from aeronautical use to nonaeronautical use and to authorize the conversion of the airport property. The proposal consists of one parcel of land containing a total of approximately 2.583. The property was acquired using City and FAA funds through the AIP Program from 1983-1987. The land comprising this parcel is outside the forecasted need for aviation development and, thus, is no longer needed for indirect or direct aeronautical use. The airport wishes to develop this land for compatible commercial, nonaeronautical use. The income from the conversion of this parcel will benefit the aviation community by reinvestment in the airport. Approval does not constitute a commitment by the FAA to financially assist in the conversion of the subject airport property nor a determination of eligibility for grant-in-aid funding from the FAA. The disposition of proceeds from the conversion of the airport property will be in accordance with FAA's Policy and Procedures Concerning the Use of Airport Revenue, published in the Federal Register on February 16, 1999. In accordance with Section 47107(h) of Title 49, United States Code, 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; BLANIK LIMITED Gliders
Document Number: 2016-04541
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-03-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for BLANIK LIMITED Models L-13 Blanik and L-13 AC Blanik gliders (type certificate previously held by LET Aeronautical Works) that would supersede AD 2000-20-11. This proposed AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated 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 insufficient material strength of the tail-fuselage attachment fitting. We are issuing this proposed AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Viking Air Limited Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-04539
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-03-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Viking Air Limited Models DHC-2 Mk. I, DHC-2 Mk. II, and DHC-2 Mk. III airplanes. This proposed AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated 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 corrosion of the elevator control rod and of the elevator actuating lever on the control column. We are issuing this proposed AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Harlan, KY
Document Number: 2016-04496
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-03-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace at Harlan, KY, to accommodate new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) serving Tucker- Guthrie Memorial Airport. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Proposed Establishment of Class D Airspace: Destin, FL; Duke Field, Eglin AFB, FL; Proposed Revocation of Class D Airspace; Eglin AF Aux No 3 Duke Field, FL; and Proposed Amendment of Class D and E Airspace; Eglin Air Force Base, FL; Eglin Hurlburt Field, FL; and Crestview, FL
Document Number: 2016-04491
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-03-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class D airspace at Destin, FL, providing the controlled airspace required for the Air Traffic Control Tower at Destin Executive Airport, (formerly Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport). Additionally, this action would remove Eglin AF Aux No 3 Duke Field from the Class D designation, and establish Duke Field, Eglin AFB, FL in its place. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport. This action also would amend existing Class D and Class E airspace by recognizing the airport's name change. This action also would change the existing Class D airspace designation at Duke Field, Eglin Air Force Base (AFB), FL, and would adjust the geographic coordinates of Eglin AFB, Destin Executive Airport, Duke Field, and Hurlburt Field, to stay in concert with the FAA's database.
Establishment of Class E Airspace, South Naknek, AK
Document Number: 2016-04489
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-03-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at South Naknek NR 2 Airport, South Naknek, AK, to accommodate new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) standard instrument approach procedures developed for the airport.
Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Minot, ND
Document Number: 2016-04482
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-03-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends a final rule published in the Federal Register of February 4, 2016, amending Class E surface area airspace and Class E airspace designated as an extension at Minot International Airport, Minot, ND. Adjustment of the geographic coordinates of Minot International Airport and Minot AFB in Class D airspace, and Minot International Airport, Minot Very High Frequency Omnidirectional Range Tactical Air Navigation (VORTAC), and Minot AFB, in Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface, are added to the rule. The Title is also amended to include Class D airspace. This does not change the boundaries or operating requirements of the airspace.