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

Airworthiness Directives; General Electric Company Turbofan Engines
Document Number: C1-2016-14474
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace, Salem, OR
Document Number: 2016-15266
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-06-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at McNary Field, Salem, OR. Two approaches, the Localizer (LOC) Y runway (RWY) 31 and the LOC/Distance Measuring Equipment (DME) Back Course (BC) approach RWY 13 were identified as needing additional airspace to meet airspace requirements. The FAA, also, found modification of the airspace for the LOC/DME BC RWY 13 posed an increased risk to the safety of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations for Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) at the airport.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Tekamah, NE
Document Number: 2016-15186
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-06-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Tekamah Municipal Airport, Tekamah, NE. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate standard instrument approach procedures (SIAP) at Tekamah Municipal Airport for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at airport.
Proposed Revocation of Class E Airspace; Farmington, MO; and Amendment of Class E Airspace for the following Missouri Towns; Ava, MO; Cameron, MO; Chillicothe, MO; Farmington, MO; and Festus, MO
Document Number: 2016-15185
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-06-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to remove Class E surface area airspace at Farmington Regional Airport, Farmington, MO; and modify Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Bill Martin Memorial Airport, Ava, MO; Cameron Memorial Airport, Cameron, MO; Chillicothe Municipal Airport, Chillicothe, MO; Farmington Regional Airport, Farmington, MO; and Festus Memorial Airport, Festus, MO. Decommissioning of non-directional radio beacons (NDBs), cancellation of NDB approaches, 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 above airports.
Establishment of Class E Airspace, Shelton, WA
Document Number: 2016-15184
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Sanderson Field Airport, Shelton, WA, to accommodate new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures developed for the airport. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Noise Compatibility Program Notice; San Antonio International Airport; San Antonio, Texas
Document Number: 2016-15183
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its findings on the noise compatibility program submitted by San Antonio International Airport 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 December 29, 2014, the FAA determined that the noise exposure maps submitted by San Antonio International Airport under part 150 were in compliance with applicable requirements. On June 2, 2015, the FAA approved the San Antonio International Airport noise compatibility program. Both of the recommendations of the program were approved.
Operation and Certification of Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems
Document Number: 2016-15079
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is amending its regulations to allow the operation of small unmanned aircraft systems in the National Airspace System. These changes address the operation of unmanned aircraft systems and certification of their remote pilots. This rule will also prohibit model aircraft from endangering the safety of the National Airspace System.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters
Document Number: 2016-14972
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Airbus Helicopters Model AS 365 N3 helicopters. This AD requires inspecting the cabin and cockpit for labels, placards, or markings that provide jettison procedure instructions for cabin doors, removing any labels, placards, or markings that are in an incorrect location, and installing placards where they are missing. This AD is prompted by the determination that placards had not been installed according to specifications on newly manufactured helicopters. The actions are intended to provide exit procedures during an emergency.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-14971
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-06-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc. Model DHC-8-102, -103, and -106 airplanes, Model DHC-8-200 series airplanes, and Model DHC-8-300 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by several occurrences of loss of airspeed data on both pilot and co-pilot air speed indicators due to the accumulation of ice on the pitot probes. An investigation revealed that the accumulation of ice was due to inoperative pitot probe heaters. This proposed AD would require replacing the existing circuit breakers in both the left and right side of the pitot heater system with circuit breakers that have higher trip points. We are proposing this AD to prevent circuit breakers from tripping and cutting power supply to the pitot probe heater, which could cause loss of airspeed data and result in the flightcrew not being able to control the airspeed of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-14969
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-06-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are revising an earlier proposed airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Model A318 and A319 series airplanes, A320-211, - 212, -214, -231, -232, and -233 airplanes, and A321 series airplanes. The NPRM proposed to require an inspection to identify the part number and serial number of the main landing gear (MLG) sliding tubes installed on the airplane; and inspection of affected chromium plates for damage; an inspection of affected sliding tube axles for damage; and replacement of the sliding tube if necessary. The NPRM was prompted by a report of a rupture of a MLG sliding tube axle. This action revises the NPRM by removing certain service information that does not adequately address the identified unsafe condition and revising the compliance method. We are proposing this supplemental NPRM (SNPRM) to detect and correct cracks in the axle and (partial) detachment of the axle and wheel from the sliding tube, which could result in failure of an MLG. 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.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-14968
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-06-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A300 series airplanes; 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. This proposed AD was prompted by a report indicating that during inspections to detect corrosion of the bulk cargo doors, several cracks were discovered. This proposed AD would require a general visual inspection of the bulk cargo door frame to identify any structural repairs, a detailed visual inspection of the frame at the repaired area for any cracking if necessary, and corrective actions if necessary. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct cracking of the bulk cargo doors; such cracking could result in rapid airplane decompression or possible loss of the bulk cargo door.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-14966
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-06-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 737-700 and -700C series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report that for airplanes with blended winglets, the nose-up pitch trim limit and associated warning for the horizontal stabilizer control system will allow take-off with incorrect trim settings. This proposed AD would require, depending on airplane configuration, replacing the pitch trim light plates on the flight deck control stand, relocating the position warning horn switches of the horizontal stabilizer, revising the software, removing the placard, and doing related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. We are proposing this AD to prevent take-off with incorrect settings of the horizontal stabilizer pitch trim system. Settings outside of the appropriate pitch trim limits could result in loss of controllability of the airplane during take-off.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-14965
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-06-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc. Model CL-600-2A12 (CL-601 Variant), and CL- 600-2B16 (CL-601-3A, CL-601-3R, and CL-604 Variants) airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report that a potential chafing condition exists between the negative-G fuel feed drain line of the auxiliary power unit (APU) and its surrounding structure and components. This proposed AD would require, for certain airplanes, a detailed inspection for chafing conditions of the negative-G fuel feed drain line of the APU, and corrective actions if necessary. For certain other airplanes, this proposed AD would require replacement of the APU negative-G fuel feed tube assembly and the drain line. We are proposing this AD to prevent a chafing condition in the negative-G fuel feed drain line, which can result in fuel leaking from the drain line. Leakage of the negative-G fuel feed drain line is a dormant failure. This condition, in combination with a nearby hot surface or other potential ignition source, could result in an uncontrolled fire in the aft equipment bay.
Airworthiness Directives; Zodiac Seats California LLC Seating Systems
Document Number: 2016-15209
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-06-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document announces the reopening of the comment period for the above-referenced NPRM, which proposed the adoption of a new airworthiness directive (AD) that would apply to certain Zodiac Seats California LLC seating systems. The NPRM proposed to require removing affected seating systems. This reopening of the comment period is necessary to ensure that all interested persons have ample opportunity to submit any written relevant data, views, or arguments regarding the proposed requirements of the NPRM.
Airworthiness Directives; Saab AB, Saab Aeronautics (Type Certificate Previously Held by Saab AB, Saab Aerosystems) Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-14871
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Saab AB, Saab Aeronautics Model 340A (SAAB/SF340A) and SAAB 340B airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of ruptured horizontal stabilizer de-icing boots. This AD requires a revision of the applicable airplane flight manual (AFM), repetitive inspections of the horizontal stabilizer de-icing boots, and applicable corrective actions. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct damage of the de- icing boot; such damage could lead to a ruptured boot, severe vibrations, and possible reduced control of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-14752
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 767 airplanes. This AD was prompted by a determination that certain splice plate locations of the aft pressure bulkhead web are hidden and cannot be inspected using existing manufacturer service information. This AD requires repetitive open-hole high frequency eddy current (HFEC) inspections for cracking of the aft pressure bulkhead web. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct cracking in the aft pressure bulkhead web, which could result in rapid airplane decompression and loss of structural integrity.
Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Charlottesville, VA
Document Number: 2016-14881
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E Airspace Designated as an Extension to a Class D at Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport, Charlottesville, VA, as the Azalea Park Non-Directional Radio Beacon (NDB) has been decommissioned requiring airspace reconfiguration at the airport. Also, the Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) part time status is removed from this airspace. This action also updates the geographic coordinates of the above airport and the University of Virginia Medical Center Heliport in Class D and E airspace listed in this final rule. This action enhances the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations in the area.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace, Indiana, PA
Document Number: 2016-14880
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-06-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace at Indiana, PA, to accommodate the new runway at Indiana County Airport (Jimmy Stewart Field). Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport. This action also would update the geographic coordinates of airport.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Santa Rosa, CA
Document Number: 2016-14879
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-06-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify Class E airspace designated as an extension to a Class D airspace at Charles M. Schulz-Sonoma County Airport, Santa Rosa, CA, by reducing the segment extending northwest of the airport and adding a segment southeast of the airport. This action also proposes to modify Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface to include only that area required for Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport. Additionally, this action updates the airport's geographic coordinates for both Class D and E airspace areas. A review of the airspace has made this proposal necessary for the safety and management of Standard Instrument Approach Procedures for IFR operations at the airport.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Lisbon, ND
Document Number: 2016-14873
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace in Lisbon, ND. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures at Lisbon Municipal Airport. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at the airport.
Airworthiness Directives; General Electric Company Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2016-14474
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all General Electric Company (GE) GE90-76B, GE90-77B, GE90-85B, GE90-90B, and GE90-94B turbofan engines. This AD was prompted by an uncontained failure of the high-pressure compressor (HPC) stage 8-10 spool, leading to an airplane fire. This AD requires eddy current inspection (ECI) or ultrasonic inspection (USI) of the HPC stage 8-10 spool and removing from service those parts that fail inspection. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of the HPC stage 8-10 spool, uncontained rotor release, damage to the engine, and damage to the airplane.
Fuel Tank Vent Fire Protection
Document Number: 2016-14454
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is amending certain airworthiness regulations for transport category airplanes to require fuel tank designs that prevent a fuel tank explosion caused by the propagation of flames, from external fires, through the fuel tank vents. This final rule requires a delay of two minutes and thirty seconds between exposure of external fuel tank vents to ignition sources and explosions caused by propagation of flames into the fuel tank, thus increasing the time available for passenger evacuation and emergency response. These amendments apply to applications for new type certificates and certain applications for amended or supplemental type certificates. The amendments also require certain airplanes produced in the future and operated by air carriers to meet the new standards.
Airworthiness Directives; Fokker Services B.V. Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-14754
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-06-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Fokker Services B.V. Model F.28 Mark 0070 and 0100 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by heavy corrosion found on the wing rear spar lower girder. This proposed AD would require inspections of the affected areas, modification of the wing trailing edge lower skin panels, and corrective actions if necessary. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct corrosion of the wing rear spar lower girder. This condition could reduce the load-carrying capability of the wing, possibly resulting in structural failure and loss of the airplane.
Notice of Intent To Rule on Request To Release Airport Property at the Monroe Regional Airport at Monroe, Louisiana
Document Number: 2016-14635
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to rule and invite public comment on the release of land at the Monroe Regional Airport at Monroe, Louisiana under the provisions of Section 125 of the Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment Reform Act for the 21st Century (AIR 21).
Public Notice for Waiver of Aeronautical Land-Use Assurance
Document Number: 2016-14803
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is considering a proposal to change 5.69 acres of airport land from aeronautical use to non-aeronautical use and to authorize the lease of airport property located at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, Minneapolis, Minnesota. The aforementioned land is not needed for aeronautical use. The subject property is located to the southeast of United States Post Office and south of the Terminal 1 inbound and outbound roadways located at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, Minneapolis, Minnesota. The subject property does not currently have a designated use. The proposed non-aeronautical use of the property is for the construction of a hotel.
IFR Altitudes; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2016-14799
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-22
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.
Airworthiness Directives; BRP-Powertrain GmbH & Co KG Reciprocating Engines
Document Number: 2016-14789
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain BRP-Powertrain GmbH & Co KG Rotax 912 F2, 912 F3, 912 F4, 912 S2, 912 S3, 912 S4, 914 F2, 914 F3, and 914 F4 reciprocating engines. This AD requires re-identification of the engine model and concurrent modification of the aircraft to indicate the maximum coolant temperature limit. This AD was prompted by a design change introduced by the manufacturer that relocated the engine cylinder head temperature sensor to a different location and converted it to a coolant temperature sensor. We are issuing this AD to prevent exceeding engine coolant temperature limits, which could result in loss of engine coolant, damage to the engine, and loss of control of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-14579
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2016-08-05 for certain Bombardier, Inc. Model CL-600-2C10 (Regional Jet Series 700, 701, & 702) airplanes, Model CL-600-2D15 (Regional Jet Series 705) airplanes, Model CL-600-2D24 (Regional Jet Series 900) airplanes, and Model CL-600-2E25 (Regional Jet Series 1000) airplanes. AD 2016-08-05 required replacement of affected angle of attack (AOA) transducers. This new AD requires the same actions as AD 2016-08-05. This new AD was prompted by a report of a typographical error in the regulatory text of AD 2016-08-05. We are issuing this AD to detect and replace incorrectly calibrated AOA transducers; incorrect calibration of the transducers could result in late activation of the stick pusher.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-14578
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2016-09-04 for certain Bombardier, Inc. Model CL-600-2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 & 440) airplanes. AD 2016-09-04 required replacement of incorrectly calibrated angle of attack (AOA) transducers. This new AD requires the same actions as AD 2016-09-04. This new AD was prompted by a report of a typographical error in the regulatory text of AD 2016-09-04. We are issuing this AD detect and replace incorrectly calibrated AOA transducers; incorrect calibration of the transducers could result in late activation of the stick pusher.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters (Previously Eurocopter France) Helicopters
Document Number: 2016-14467
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2000-05-17 and AD 2001-04-12, which apply to Eurocopter France (now Airbus Helicopters) Model EC120B helicopters. AD 2000-05-17 and AD 2001-04-12 required repetitive visual checks of the engine-to-main gearbox (MGB) coupling tube assembly (coupling tube) for a crack and replacing any cracked tube with an airworthy tube. This new AD requires removing certain engine mount parts from service, measuring the height of the engine mounting base for certain helicopters, replacing the engine mount if a certain height is exceeded, inspecting the flared coupling on certain helicopters for a crack, and replacing the coupling if it is cracked. Since we issued AD 2000-05-17 and AD 2001-04-12, there have been reports of additional cracks in coupling tubes. These actions are intended to prevent coupling tube failure, loss of engine drive, and a subsequent forced landing of the helicopter.
Airworthiness Directives; Embraer S.A. Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-14305
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Embraer S.A. Model ERJ 170 airplanes; and all Embraer S.A. Model ERJ 190-100 STD, -100 LR, -100 IGW, -200 STD, -200 LR, and -200 IGW airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of cracks in certain engine low-stage bleed check valves. This AD requires replacing the air management system (AMS) controller operation program of the AMS controller processor boards, and replacing the current low-stage bleed check valve and associated seals. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of the low-stage bleed check valve; simultaneous failures of both low-stage bleed check valves could result in a dual engine in- flight shutdown.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-14198
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-22
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 that certain center and outboard stowage bin modules were incorrectly installed. This AD requires an inspection of the center and outboard stowage bin modules for missing parts, quick release pins that are not fully engaged, and parts that are installed in incorrect locations; and corrective actions if necessary. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct incorrectly installed center and outboard stowage bin modules that might not remain intact during an emergency landing, resulting in injuries to occupants and interference with airplane evacuation.
Operating Limitations at John F. Kennedy International Airport
Document Number: 2016-14631
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends the Order Limiting Operations at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) published on January 18, 2008, as amended, and most recently extended on May 24, 2016. This action replaces an obsolete statement concerning the Order's expiration date with the correct expiration date of October 27, 2018. The Order remains effective until October 27, 2018.
Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee; Meeting
Document Number: 2016-14589
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of the ARAC.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH
Document Number: 2016-14470
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-06-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH (Airbus Helicopters) Model MBB-BK 117 C-2 and MBB-BK 117 D-2 helicopters. This proposed AD would require repetitive visual inspections and a one-time torque of each hydraulic module plate assembly attachment point (attachment point). This proposed AD is prompted by a design reassessment showing the current attachment point design is insufficient in preventing an attachment point failure. The proposed actions are intended to prevent failure of an attachment point, loss of the hydraulic module plate, and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-14430
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-06-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A330-200, -200 Freighter, and -300 series airplanes; and Model A340-500 and -600 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a quality control review on the final assembly line, which determined that the wrong aluminum alloy was used to manufacture several structural parts. This proposed AD would require a one-time eddy current conductivity measurement of certain cabin and cargo compartment structural parts to determine if an incorrect aluminum alloy was used, and replacement of any affected part with a serviceable part. We are proposing this AD to detect and replace structural parts made of incorrect aluminum alloy. This condition could result in reduced structural integrity of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Turbomeca S.A. Turboshaft Engines
Document Number: 2016-14406
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding airworthiness directive (AD) 2010-11-10 for all Turbomeca S.A. Astazou XIV B and XIV H turboshaft engines. AD 2010- 11-10 requires inspection of certain third stage turbine wheels and removal of any damaged wheel. This AD requires expanding the population and frequency of repetitive inspections. This AD was prompted by a report of a third stage turbine wheel crack detected during engine overhaul. We are issuing this AD to prevent uncontained failure of the third stage turbine wheel, which could result in damage to the engine and damage to the helicopter.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace, Glasgow, KY
Document Number: 2016-14382
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-06-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace at Glasgow, KY as the Beaver Creek Non-Directional Beacon (NDB) has been decommissioned, requiring airspace reconfiguration at Glasgow Municipal Airport. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport. This action also would update the geographic coordinates of the airport.
Establishment of Class D Airspace: Destin, FL; Duke Field, Eglin AFB, FL; Revocation of Class D Airspace; Eglin AF Aux No 3 Duke Field, FL; and Amendment of Class D and E Airspace; Eglin Air Force Base, FL; Eglin Hurlburt Field, FL; and Crestview, FL
Document Number: 2016-14377
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes 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 removes Eglin AF Aux No 3 Duke Field from the Class D designation, and establishes 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 changes the existing Class D airspace designation at Duke Field, Eglin Air Force Base (AFB), FL, and adjusts the geographic coordinates of Eglin AFB, Destin Executive Airport, Duke Field, and Hurlburt Field, to stay in concert with the FAA's database.
Proposed Amendment of Class D and E Airspace, Falmouth, MA
Document Number: 2016-14376
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-06-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace designated as an extension at Cape Cod Coast Guard Air Station, (formerly Otis ANGB), Falmouth, MA, as the Otis TACAN has been decommissioned, requiring airspace reconfiguration. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport. This action also would update the geographic coordinates of the airport in the existing Class D and E airspace areas, as well as Falmouth Airpark, Barnstable Municipal Airport-Boardman/Polando Field, Chatham Municipal Airport, Martha's Vineyard Airport, (formerly Martha's Vineyard Municipal Airport), and the BOGEY LOM.
Proposed Amendment of Class D and E Airspace, and Revocation of Class E Airspace; Troy, AL
Document Number: 2016-14374
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-06-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class D and E airspace, and remove Class E airspace designated as an extension at Troy Municipal Airport at N. Kenneth Campbell Field (formerly Troy Municipal Airport), Troy, AL. The Troy VHF Omnidirectional Radio Range (VOR) has been decommissioned, therefore Class E extension airspace is no longer needed, and new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures have been developed for Class D airspace and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at the airport. This action would enhance the safety and airspace management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport. This action also would update the geographic coordinates of the airport and recognize the name change of the airport.
Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace Orlando, FL; and Amendment of Class E Airspace; Gainesville, FL
Document Number: 2016-14373
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E Airspace at Gainesville Regional Airport, Gainesville, FL; and Orlando Executive Airport, Orlando, FL, by eliminating the Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) part time status of the Class E airspace designated as an extension at each airport. This is an administrative change to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database. This action also updates the geographic coordinates of Orlando Executive Airport in existing Class D and E airspace.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-14317
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2016-07-30 for all Airbus Model A330-200, -200 Freighter, and -300 series airplanes, and all Airbus Model A340-200, -300, -500, and -600 series airplanes. For certain airplanes, AD 2016-07-30 required replacing certain Angle of Attack (AOA) sensors (probes) with certain new AOA sensors. For certain other airplanes, AD 2016-07-30 also required inspections and functional heat testing of certain AOA sensors for discrepancies, and replacement if necessary. This new AD requires the same actions as AD 2016-07-30. This new AD was prompted by a report of a typographical error in the regulatory text of AD 2016-07-30. We are issuing this AD to prevent erroneous AOA information and Alpha Protection (Alpha Prot) activation due to blocked AOA probes, which could result in a continuous nose-down command and consequent loss of control of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-14301
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-06-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 98-13-14, for certain Airbus Model A320-211, -212, and -231 airplanes. AD 98-13- 14 currently requires repetitive rotating probe inspections of fastener holes and/or the adjacent tooling hole of a former junction of the aft fuselage, as applicable, and corrective action, if necessary. AD 98-13- 14 also provides for an optional terminating action for the repetitive inspections. Since we issued AD 98-13-14, an evaluation by the design approval holder (DAH) indicates that the former junction of the aft fuselage is subject to fatigue damage. This proposed AD would continue to require the actions in AD 98-13-14, with revised inspection compliance times. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct fatigue cracks in the former junction of the aft fuselage; fatigue cracking could propagate and could adversely affect the structural integrity of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-14295
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-06-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800, and -900 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by an evaluation by the design approval holder (DAH) indicating that the aft pressure bulkhead is subject to widespread fatigue damage (WFD). This proposed AD would require repetitive inspections of the aft pressure bulkhead web for any cracking, crack indications, discrepant fastener holes, and corrosion; and corrective actions if necessary. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct cracks in the aft pressure bulkhead web, which could result in an uncontrolled decompression of the fuselage.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-14293
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-06-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 747-200B, 747-300, 747-400, 747-400D, and 747-400F series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report of cracking in both the aluminum strut side skin, and corrosion resistant steel (CRES) outer spring beam support fitting. This proposed AD would require repetitive high frequency eddy current (HFEC) inspections for cracking in the strut side skin; an open-hole HFEC inspection for cracking, applicable related investigative and corrective actions; and a fastener installation modification. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct cracking of the strut side skin; such cracking could result in the failure of the outer spring beam support fitting, which could cause separation of a strut and engine from the airplane during flight.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Cable News Network CNN
Document Number: 2016-14453
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-20
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; BOSH Precision Agriculture, LLC dba Digital Harvest
Document Number: 2016-14452
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-20
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; Florida Air Transport Inc.
Document Number: 2016-14451
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-20
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; Dassault Aviation Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-14290
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-06-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are revising an earlier proposed airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Dassault Aviation Model MYSTERE-FALCON 50, MYSTERE- FALCON 900, FALCON 900EX, FALCON 2000, and FALCON 2000EX airplanes. The NPRM proposed to require modification of the anti-collision light bonding. The NPRM was prompted by a report of an in-flight lightning strike to the WHELEN anti-collision light located on the top of the vertical fin tip that caused severe damage and resulted in the loss of some airplane functions. This action revises the NPRM by clarifying the applicability. We are proposing this supplemental NPRM (SNPRM) to prevent loss of electrical power and essential airplane functions, and possible reduced control of the airplane. 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.