Federal Aviation Administration June 1, 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Amendment of Class E Airspace; Taos, NM
Document Number: 2016-12639
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies 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.
Amendment of Class E Airspace for the Following South Dakota Towns; Belle Fourche, SD; Madison, SD; Mobrigde, SD; and Vermillion, SD
Document Number: 2016-12638
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Belle Fourche Municipal Airport, Belle Fourche, SD; Madison Municipal Airport, Madison, SD; Mobridge Municipal Airport, Mobridge, SD; and Harold Davidson Field, Vermillion, SD. The decommissioning of non-directional radio beacons (NDB) and/or cancellation of 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 the above airports.
Airworthiness Directives; RUAG Aerospace Services GmbH Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-12609
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-06-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for RUAG Aerospace Services GmbH Models 228-100, 228-101, 228-200, 228-201, 228-202, and 228-212 airplanes that would supersede AD 2009-13-04. 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 excessive wear on the guide pin of the power lever or condition lever which could cause functional loss of the flight idle stop. We are issuing this proposed AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Defense and Space S.A. (Formerly Known as Construcciones Aeronauticas, S.A.)
Document Number: 2016-12594
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2001-12- 18 for certain CASA Model CN-235 series airplanes. AD 2001-12-18 required modification of the rigging of the engine control cable assembly and replacement of either the entire engine control cable assembly or a segment of the control cables. This new AD would retain the requirements of AD 2001-12-18. This new AD also requires repetitive replacements of each power lever and condition lever Teleflex cable with a new or serviceable part, and removes airplanes from the applicability. This AD was prompted by reports of new occurrences of cable disruption on a certain part number; the disruption is caused by microcracks along the cable surface. We are issuing this AD to prevent fatigue of the engine control cables, leading to breakage of the cables, which could result in reduced controllability of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Fokker Services B.V. Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-12521
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-06-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Fokker Services B.V. Model F.28 airplanes. This proposed AD prompted by reports indicating that the main landing gear (MLG) could not be extended and locked down during approach. This proposed AD would require a detailed inspection of the restrictor check valve filter screens to detect any degraded or failed filter screens, and installation of serviceable parts. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct any degraded or failed filter screens. This condition, if not corrected, could prevent MLG extension and lock-down and result in an emergency landing with consequent injury to occupants and damage to the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-12443
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 777 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of unreliable performance of the fuel scavenge system. This AD requires changing the main fuel tank water scavenge system, center fuel tank fuel scavenge system, and certain electrical panels; doing related investigative actions; doing corrective actions if necessary; and, for certain airplanes, changing the fuel scavenge system to give redundant control of the center override/jettison fuel pumps and main jettison fuel pumps. We are issuing this AD to prevent fuel exhaustion and subsequent power loss of all engines due to loss of capability to scavenge fuel in the center fuel tank.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-12331
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2005-18-18 for certain The Boeing Company Model 757 airplanes. AD 2005-18-18 required inspections of certain wire bundles in the left and right engine-to- wing aft fairings for discrepancies; installation of back-to-back p- clamps between the wire and hydraulic supply tube at the aft end of the right-hand strut only; and associated re-routing of the wire bundles, if necessary. This new AD also requires an installation of spiral cable wrap on fuel shutoff valve (FSV) wires at the aft end of the strut, for both left and right engines, and related investigative and corrective actions. This AD was prompted by a determination that the service information referenced in AD 2005-18-18 did not adequately address FSV wires at the aft end of the struts. We are issuing this AD to prevent chafing between the wire bundle and the structure of the aft fairing, which could result in electrical arcing and subsequent ignition of flammable vapors and a possible uncontrollable fire.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-12329
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2011-23-05 for all The Boeing Company Model 737-300, -400, and -500 series airplanes. AD 2011-23-05 required repetitive inspections for cracking of the 1.04- inch nominal diameter wire penetration hole, and applicable related investigative and corrective actions. This new AD adds new inspection areas, a modification that terminates certain inspections, post- modification inspections, and repair if necessary. This AD was prompted by an evaluation by the design approval holder (DAH) that indicates the fuselage frames and frame reinforcements are subject to widespread fatigue damage (WFD). We are issuing this AD to detect and correct fatigue cracking of the fuselage frames and frame reinforcements that could result in reduced structural integrity of the airplane.
Updates to Rulemaking and Waiver Procedures and Expansion of the Equivalent Level of Safety Option
Document Number: 2016-12129
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-06-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action would streamline and improve commercial space transportation regulations' general rulemaking and petition procedures by reflecting current practice; reorganizing the regulations for clarity and flow; and allowing petitioners to file their petitions to the FAA's Office of Commercial Space Transportation electronically. Further, it would expand the option to satisfy commercial space transportation requirements by demonstrating an equivalent level of safety. These changes are necessary to ensure the regulations are current, accurate, and are not unnecessarily burdensome. The intended effect of these changes is to improve the clarity of the regulations and reduce burden on the industry and on the FAA.