Federal Aviation Administration June 15, 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Policy on the Non-Aeronautical Use of Airport Hangars
Document Number: 2016-14133
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action clarifies the FAA's policy regarding storage of non-aeronautical items in airport facilities designated for aeronautical use. Under Federal law, airport operators that have accepted federal grants and/or those that have obligations contained in property deeds for property transferred under various Federal laws such as the Surplus Property Act generally may use airport property only for aviation-related purposes unless otherwise approved by the FAA. In some cases, airports have allowed non-aeronautical storage or uses in some hangars intended for aeronautical use, which the FAA has found to interfere with or entirely displace aeronautical use of the hangar. At the same time, the FAA recognizes that storage of some items in a hangar that is otherwise used for aircraft storage will have no effect on the aeronautical utility of the hangar. This action also amends the definition of aeronautical use to include construction of amateur-built aircraft and provides additional guidance on permissible non- aeronautical use of a hangar.''
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-14116
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-06-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document announces an extension of the comment period for the above-referenced NPRM, which proposed the adoption of a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Model A300 B4-600, B4-600R, and F4-600R series airplanes, and Model A300 C4-605R Variant F airplanes (collectively called Model A300-600 series airplanes), and Model A310 series airplanes. That NPRM invited comments concerning the proposed requirement to modify the fuel quantity indicating system (FQIS) to prevent development of an ignition source inside the center fuel tank due to electrical fault conditions. This extension of the comment period is necessary to provide all interested persons an opportunity to present their views on the proposed requirements of that NPRM.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-14115
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-06-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document announces an extension of the comment period for the above-referenced NPRM, which proposed the adoption of a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A318, A319, and A320 series airplanes; Model A330-200, -200 Freighter, and -300 series airplanes; and Model A340-200, -300, -500, and -600 series airplanes. That NPRM invited comments concerning the proposed requirement to modify the fuel quantity indicating system (FQIS) to prevent development of an ignition source inside the center fuel tank due to electrical fault conditions. This extension of the comment period is necessary to provide all interested persons an opportunity to present their views on the proposed requirements of that NPRM.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-14114
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-06-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document announces an extension of the comment period for the above-referenced NPRM, which proposed the adoption of a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 737- 600, -700, -700C, -800, -900, and -900ER series airplanes. That NPRM invited comments concerning the proposed requirement to modify the fuel quantity indicating system (FQIS) to prevent development of an ignition source inside the center fuel tank due to electrical fault conditions. This extension of the comment period is necessary to provide all interested persons an opportunity to present their views on the proposed requirements of that NPRM.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-14113
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-06-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document announces an extension of the comment period for the above-referenced NPRM, which proposed the adoption of a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 777 airplanes. That NPRM invited comments concerning the proposed requirement to modify the fuel quantity indicating system (FQIS) to prevent development of an ignition source inside the center fuel tank due to electrical fault conditions. This extension of the comment period is necessary to provide all interested persons an opportunity to present their views on the proposed requirements of that NPRM.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-14112
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-06-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document announces an extension of the comment period for the above-referenced NPRM, which proposed the adoption of a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 747- 400, 747-400D, and 747-400F series airplanes. That NPRM invited comments concerning the proposed requirement to modify the fuel quantity indicating system (FQIS) to prevent development of an ignition source inside the center fuel tank due to electrical fault conditions. This extension of the comment period is necessary to provide all interested persons an opportunity to present their views on the proposed requirements of that NPRM.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-14111
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-06-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document announces an extension of the comment period for the above-referenced NPRM, which proposed the adoption of a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 767 airplanes. That NPRM invited comments concerning the proposed requirement to modify the fuel quantity indicating system (FQIS) to prevent development of an ignition source inside the center fuel tank due to electrical fault conditions. This extension of the comment period is necessary to provide all interested persons an opportunity to present their views on the proposed requirements of that NPRM.
Airworthiness Directives; GROB Aircraft AG Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-13853
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for GROB Aircraft AG Model G115EG airplanes. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by the aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as cracks in the bonded joint of the rear horizontal stabilizer frame. We are issuing this AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-13741
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Model A318 series airplanes; A319 series airplanes; A320-211, - 212, -214, -231, -232, and -233 airplanes; and A321 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by an evaluation by the design approval holder (DAH) indicating that certain structural repair manual (SRM) inspection requirements for the fuselage skin repairs are insufficient to detect cracks. This AD requires an inspection to determine whether any fuselage external skin (doubler) repairs have been accomplished, an inspection for cracking of certain repaired external fuselage skin areas in the fuselage, and repair if necessary. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct fatigue cracking of the fuselage skin, which could result in reduced structural integrity of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Saab AB, Saab Aeronautics (Formerly Known as Saab AB, Saab Aerosystems)
Document Number: 2016-13740
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2014-15-04 for certain Saab AB, Saab Aeronautics Model SAAB 2000 airplanes. AD 2014- 15-04 required deactivating the potable water system, or alternatively filling and activating the potable water system. This new AD requires inspecting the in-line heater for correct brazing and corrective action if needed, and installing a shrinkable tube on the water line and a spray shield on the in-line heater. This AD was prompted by a report of rudder pedal restriction which was the result of water leakage at the inlet tubing of an in-line heater in the lower part of the forward fuselage. This AD was also prompted by the development of a modification that would address the unsafe condition. We are issuing this AD to prevent rudder pedal restriction due to the pitch control mechanism becoming frozen as the result of water spray, which could prevent disconnection of the pitch control mechanism and normal pitch control, and consequently result in reduced controllability of the airplane.