Sixteenth RTCA SC-209 Working Session and Plenary Session Joint With EUROCAE WG 49, WG 51, and RTCA SC-186
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of Sixteenth RTCA SC-209 Working Session and Plenary Session joint with EUROCAE WG 49, WG 51, and RTCA SC-186.
Airworthiness Directives; Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. Airplanes
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. Models MU-2B-10, MU-2B-15, MU-2B-20, MU-2B-25, MU-2B-26, MU-2B-26A, MU-2B-30, MU-2B-35, MU-2B-36, MU-2B-36A, MU-2B-40, and MU-2B-60 airplanes. This proposed AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as reports of cracks found in the wing spacer plates. We are issuing this proposed AD to require actions to detect and correct cracks in the wing spacer plates, which could result in reduced structural integrity of the wings and loss of control.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A330-200, Model A330-300, Model A340-200, and Model A340- 300 series airplanes. This AD requires an inspection to determine the part number and serial number of certain escape slides on the left and right sides of the airplane, and replacement if necessary. This AD was prompted by a report indicating that the aspirator on certain escape slides might have been damaged because of incorrect packing during overhaul. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct damaged aspirators on escape slides. Failure of an aspirator to inflate an escape slide could prevent deployment of the escape slide during an emergency, possibly resulting in reduced evacuation capacity from the airplane and consequent injury to occupants.
Airworthiness Directives; Dassault Aviation Airplanes
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2008-19-08, for all Dassault Aviation Model Falcon 10 airplanes. AD 2008-19-08 required repetitive replacement of the flexible hoses installed in the wing (slat) anti-icing system with new hoses. This new AD requires reducing the life limit of these flexible hoses, which reduces the repetitive replacement intervals. This AD was prompted by additional reports of collapse of the flexible hoses installed in the slat anti- icing systems on airplanes equipped with new, improved hoses. We are issuing this AD to prevent collapse of the flexible hoses in the slat anti-icing system, which could lead to insufficient anti-icing capability and, if icing is encountered in this situation, could result in reduced controllability of the airplane.
Notice of Opportunity for Public Comment for Land Exchange at New Bedford Airport in New Bedford, MA
Under the provisions of Title 49, U.S.C. 47153(d), notice is being given that the FAA is considering a request from New Bedford Airport in New Bedford, MA, to exchange .65 acres of airport land for 1.14 acres of land owned by the Tifereth Israel Congregation in order to construct the Runway Safety Area and provide for a maintenance/ emergency road for Runway 14-32 at New Bedford Airport in New Bedford, MA. The .65 acres of airport land being exchanged by the airport is not required for current of future aviation use. The land is remote, non- contiguous to the airport land and is primarily wooded. The two parcels that will be acquired from Tifereth Israel Congregation will be used to meet FAA design requirements for the Runway 14 Runway Safety Area and provide a maintenance/emergency access road for this runway end.
Notice of Opportunity for Public Comment on Land Use Change From Aeronautical to Non-Aeronautical Use at Hanscom Field in Bedford, MA
Under the provisions of Title 49, U.S.C. 47153(d), notice is being given that the FAA is considering a request from the Massachusetts Port Authority (MPA) in East Boston, MA, to waive the surplus property requirements for approximately 7.1 acres of airport property located at Hanscom Field in Bedford, MA. The subject parcel has been identified for commercial development and MPA will negotiate a long term lease to generate non-aviation revenue for the airport. As such, MPA is requesting a release to change the property from aeronautical use to non-aeronautical use. It has been determined through study and master planning that the subject parcel will not be needed for future aeronautical purposes. Further, the parcel of land is separated by a road and not contiguous to the airport proper. Full and permanent relief of the surplus property requirements on this parcel will allow the airport to generate long term revenue through lease of the land. All lease revenue will continue to be subject to the FAAs revenue-use policy and dedicated to the maintenance and operation of Hanscom Field.
Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee-Open Meeting
Pursuant to Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463, 5 U.S.C. App. 2), notice is hereby given of a meeting of the Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee (COMSTAC). The meeting will take place on Tuesday, October 25, 2016, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Wednesday, October 26, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the National Transportation Safety Board Conference Center, 429 L'Enfant Plaza SW., Washington, DC 20594. This will be the 64th meeting of the COMSTAC. The proposed schedule for the COMSTAC working group meetings on October 25th and 26th is below: