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

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Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Lakota, ND
Document Number: 2016-13304
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-06-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace at Lakota, ND. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures developed at Lakota Municipal Airport, for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Airworthiness Directives; PILATUS AIRCRAFT LTD. Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-13249
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-06-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all PILATUS AIRCRAFT LTD. Models PC-12, PC-12/45, PC-12/47, and PC-12/47E airplanes that would supersede AD 2014-22-01. 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 a need to incorporate new revisions into the Limitations section, Chapter 4, of the FAA-approved maintenance program (e.g., maintenance manual). We are issuing this proposed AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-12887
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-06-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2015-03- 01, for all Bombardier, Inc. Model CL-600-2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 & 440) airplanes. AD 2015-03-01 currently requires installing additional attaching hardware on the left and right fan cowl access panels and the nacelle attaching structures. Since we issued AD 2015- 03-01, there have been updates to the weight and balance data needed to calculate the center of gravity for affected airplanes. This proposed AD would require weight and balance data to be included in the Weight and Balance Manual and applicable logbooks for airplanes modified per Bombardier Service Bulletin 601R-71-034, Revision B, dated August 1, 2014. The proposed AD would also require the weight and balance data to be used in order to calculate the center of gravity for affected airplanes. We are proposing this AD to prevent damage to the fuselage and flight control surfaces from dislodged engine fan cowl panels, and prevent incorrect weight and balance calculations. Incorrect weight and balance calculations may shift the center of gravity beyond approved design parameters and affect in-flight control, which could endanger passengers and crew.
Recommendations for Facilities Realignments To Support Transition to NextGen as Part of Section 804 of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012-Part 2; Request for Comments
Document Number: 2016-13331
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document announces the availability of the FAA National Facilities Realignment and Consolidation Report, Part 2. The report was developed in response to Section 804 of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 (Pub. L. 112-95). The report and recommendations contained therein have been developed collaboratively with the National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) and the Professional Aviation Safety Specialists (PASS) labor unions and with input from stakeholders. The FAA seeks comments on this report.
Airworthiness Directives; Fokker Services B.V. Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-13101
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Fokker Services B.V. Model F.28 Mark 0070 and 0100 airplanes. This AD was prompted by the need for more restrictive airworthiness limitations. This AD requires revising the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate certain maintenance requirement tasks, thresholds, and intervals. We are issuing this AD to reduce the potential for significant failure conditions and consequent loss of controllability of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Fokker Services B.V. Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-13050
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Fokker Services B.V. Model F28 Mark 0070 and 0100 airplanes. This AD was prompted by the need for more restrictive fuel system airworthiness limitations. This AD requires revising the maintenance program or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate certain fuel system airworthiness limitations. 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; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-12847
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 787 airplanes. This AD was prompted by the disclosure that the inner diameters of some batches of landing gear pins were not shot peened in accordance with design specifications, and need to be replaced. This AD requires inspection for improperly manufactured landing gear pins, and replacement if necessary. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct insufficient shot peening that could lead to stress corrosion cracking and failure of the landing gear pin, and cause landing gear collapse and inability to control the airplane at high speeds on the ground.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-12842
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 787-8 airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report of wire chafing caused by a left wing spoiler actuator wire not having enough separation from a certain bracket when the spoiler is in the deployed position. This AD requires 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 issuing this AD to detect and correct wire chafing. Such chafing 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; EVEKTOR, spol. S.r.o. Gliders
Document Number: 2016-12606
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for EVEKTOR, spol. s.r.o. Models L 13 SEH VIVAT and L 13 SDM VIVAT gliders (type certificate previously held by AEROTECHNIK s.r.o.). 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 lack of distinct color marking of the elevator drive. We are issuing this AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-12599
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 777-200 and -300 series airplanes equipped with Pratt and Whitney engines. This AD was prompted by reports of blocked drain lines at the engine forward strut that caused flammable fluid to accumulate in a flammable leakage zone. This AD requires doing the following actions on the left strut and right strut: A one-time cleaning of certain forward strut drain lines; installing new forward strut drain lines and insulation blankets; a leak check of the forward strut drain lines; and repair if any leak is found. This AD also requires revising the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate a certain airworthiness limitation. We are issuing this AD to prevent blockage of forward strut drain lines. This condition could cause flammable fluids to collect in the forward strut area and potentially cause an uncontrolled fire or cause failure of engine attachment structure and consequent airplane loss.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-12056
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A330-200 and -300 series airplanes, Model A330-200 Freighter series airplanes, and Model A340-541 and A340-642 airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report of an under-torqued forward engine mount bolt. This AD requires a one-time torque check of the forward and aft engine mount bolts and corrective actions if necessary. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct improperly torqued engine mount bolts, which could lead to detachment of the engine from the airplane during flight and consequent damage to the airplane and injury to persons on the ground.
Airworthiness Directives; Fokker Services B.V. Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-11928
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Fokker Services B.V. Model F.28 Mark 0070 and 0100 airplanes. This AD was prompted by a design review that revealed that a wiring failure, external to the center wing fuel tank, could cause a hot short circuit to a maximum level sensor wire, and result in excessive heating of the maximum level sensor element. This AD requires modifying the wiring of the maximum level sensors in the center wing fuel tank, performing after-installation tests, and corrective action if necessary. This AD also requires revising the airplane maintenance or inspection program to incorporate fuel airworthiness limitation items and critical design configuration control limitations. We are issuing this AD to prevent 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: 2016-13226
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is correcting an airworthiness directive (AD) that published in the Federal Register. That AD applies to certain Piper Aircraft, Inc. Model PA-31-350 airplanes. The wing locations of engine TIO-540-J2B and LTIO-540-J2B in table 1 of the Applicability, paragraph (c), section are incorrect. This document corrects that error. In all other respects, the original document remains the same; however we are publishing the entire rule in the Federal Register.
Notice of Request To Release Airport Property
Document Number: 2016-13183
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to rule and invites public comment on the release of land at the Ankeny Regional Airport, Ankeny, Iowa, under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 47107(h)(2).
Notice of Intent To Rule on Request To Release Airport Property at Ralph Wenz Field, Pinedale, Wyoming
Document Number: 2016-13179
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to rule and invite public comment on the release of land at Ralph Wenz Field under the provisions of Section 125 of the Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment Reform Act for the 21st Century (AIR 21), now 49 U.S.C. 47107(h)(2).
Notice of Policy on Evaluating Disputed Changes of Sponsorship at Federally Obligated Airports
Document Number: 2016-13177
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document clarifies the FAA's legal authority and policy for addressing disputed changes of sponsorship at federally obligated, publicly owned airports. This document also explains the requirements for state or local government entities to coordinate with the FAA when contemplating actions that may impact an airport's ownership, sponsorship, governance, or operations.
Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace for the Following Oklahoma Towns: Antlers, OK; Oklahoma City, OK; Oklahoma City Wiley Post Airport, OK; and Shawnee, OK
Document Number: 2016-13146
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies Class D airspace, Class E airspace designated as surface areas, and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Antlers Municipal Airport, Antlers, OK; El Reno Regional Airport, Oklahoma City, OK; Wiley Post Airport, Oklahoma City Wiley Post Airport, OK; and Shawnee Regional Airport, Shawnee, OK. 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 locations. This action also updates the airport names of University of Oklahoma Westheimer Airport, Norman, OK; David Jay Perry Airport, Goldsby, OK; El Reno Regional Airport; Shawnee Regional Airport; Chandler Regional Airport, OK; and Sundance Airport, Oklahoma City, OK, to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database. Additionally, this action updates the geographic coordinates for Tinker AFB, Oklahoma City, OK; El Reno Regional Airport; Wiley Post Airport; Antlers Municipal Airport; Sundance Airport; Seminole Municipal Airport, OK; Prague Municipal Airport, OK; Chandler Regional Airport, OK; Tilghman NDB; Cushing Municipal Airport, OK; Cushing NDB; and Cushing Regional Hospital Heliport, OK, to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Clovis, NM
Document Number: 2016-13145
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Portales Municipal Airport, Clovis, NM. Decommissioning of the Portales non-directional radio beacon (NDB), cancellation of NDB approaches at Portales Municipal Airport, and implementation of area navigation (RNAV) procedures have made this action necessary for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport. This action also updates the geographic coordinates for Portales Municipal Airport to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.
Proposed Modification of Class D Airspace; Peru, IN
Document Number: 2016-13144
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-06-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify Class D airspace at Grissom Air Reserve Base (ARB), IN, to allow for a lower Circling Minimum Descent Altitude, where Instrument Flight Rules Category E circling procedures are being used. This action would increase the area of the existing controlled airspace for Grissom ARB, IN. Additionally, this action would add Peru, Grissom ARB, IN to the subtitle of the airspace designation.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH (Previously Eurocopter Deutschland GmbH) (Airbus Helicopters)
Document Number: 2016-13103
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Airbus Helicopters Model EC135P1, EC135P2, EC135P2+, EC135T1, EC135T2, and EC135T2+ helicopters. This AD requires reducing the life limit of certain parts and removing each part that has reached its life limit. The actions of this AD are intended to reduce the life limits of certain critical parts to prevent failure of a part and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-13049
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-06-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are revising an earlier proposed airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A330-200 and -300 series airplanes; Model A330-200 Freighter series airplanes; and Model A340-200, -300, -500, and -600 series airplanes. The NPRM proposed to require modifying the cockpit door frame structure, installing bonding-leads to the upper cockpit door frame, and modifying the upper cockpit door plate cover. The NPRM was prompted by reports of chafed wiring at the upper left corner of the cockpit door. The affected wire bundle was not grounded on the cockpit door frame. This action revises the NPRM by also requiring, for certain airplanes, installing a noise-reduced cockpit door locking system (CDLS). We are proposing this supplemental NPRM (SNPRM) to prevent electrical shock injury to persons contacting the cockpit door. Since these actions impose an additional burden over those proposed in the NPRM, we are reopening the comment period to allow the public the chance to comment on these proposed changes.
Special Conditions: Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc. (BHTI), Model 525 Helicopters; Crew Alerting System (CAS)
Document Number: 2016-13148
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-06-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose special conditions for the BHTI Model 525 helicopter. This helicopter will have a novel or unusual design feature associated with the electronic CAS. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These proposed special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards.
Public Notice For Waiver for Aeronautical Land-Use Assurance at Pleasanton Municipal Airport, Pleasanton, TX
Document Number: 2016-13147
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-03
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 1.6 acres to be used for a fire station. Additionally, the change-in-use of 0.19 acres from aeronautical to non- aeronautical use, approved in 1999 for a fire station that was never constructed, will now revert back to aeronautical use. The property was acquired in 1973 by grant funds. 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 a fire station. 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.
Public Notice For Waiver of Aeronautical Land-Use Assurance; Former Willmar Municipal Airport Willmar, MN
Document Number: 2016-13143
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is considering a proposal to authorize the release of approximately 482.21 acres of the airport property at the Former Willmar Municipal Airport, Willmar MN. The acreage being released is not needed for aeronautical use as the City built a new replacement airport that became operational in 2006. The acreage was originally acquired with local, State of Minnesota, and federal funds. The federal funds associated with the land came from a Federal Aid to Airports Grant in 1957 (Grant Number 9-21-040-5702). The FAA approved a Finding of No Significant Impact for the release of the former Willmar Municipal Airport on September 20, 2013. Approval does not constitute a commitment by the FAA to financially assist in the disposal of the subject airport property nor a determination of eligibility for grant-in-aid funding from the FAA. The disposition of proceeds from the disposal 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.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Falcon Skydiving Team
Document Number: 2016-13076
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-03
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; Aviation Systems Engineering Company: Extension
Document Number: 2016-13075
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-03
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 extend the comment period 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; AeroLogix Consulting Inc.: Correction
Document Number: 2016-13074
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a corrected 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; Ameri-King Corporation Emergency Locator Transmitters
Document Number: 2016-12852
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-06-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Ameri-King Corporation emergency locator transmitters (ELTs) as installed on various aircraft. This proposed AD was prompted by multiple reports of ELT failure. This proposed AD was also prompted by a report of noncompliance to quality standards and manufacturer processes related to Ameri-King Corporation ELTs. Failure to adhere to these standards and processes could result in ELTs that do not function. This proposed AD would require repetitive inspections of the ELT for discrepancies; repetitive checks, tests, and verifications, as applicable, to ensure that the ELT is functioning; and corrective actions if necessary. This proposed AD also allows for optional replacement of affected ELTs and, for aircraft on which an ELT is not required by operating regulations, optional removal of affected ELTs. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct nonfunctioning ELTs, which could delay or impede the rescue of the flightcrew and passengers after an emergency landing.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-12849
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-06-03
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 the grounding jumper between the environmental control system (ECS) bracket and the current return network (CRN) strap near passenger 1 left and 1 right entry doors was not bonded correctly during manufacturing. This proposed AD would require changing the configuration of the grounding jumpers connecting the ECS brackets and CRN straps; measuring the bond resistance; and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. We are proposing this AD to prevent an incorrectly bonded jumper between the ECS bracket and the CRN strap, which does not provide proper grounding to the door frames at door 1 left and 1 right. If a fault occurs, an electrical shock hazard can exist to passengers and flight crew and could result in personal or fatal injury.
Airworthiness Directives; BLANIK LIMITED Gliders
Document Number: 2016-12608
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding airworthiness directive (AD) 2000-20-11 for BLANIK LIMITED Models L-13 Blanik and L-13 AC Blanik gliders (type certificate previously held by LET Aeronautical Works). 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 insufficient material strength of the tail-fuselage attachment fitting. We are issuing this AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
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.