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Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Wessington Springs, SD
Document Number: 2016-27438
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-11-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace at Wessington Springs, SD. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures developed at Wessington Springs Airport, for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace, Denver, CO
Document Number: 2016-27437
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-11-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E en route airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface to accommodate Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) aircraft under control of the Denver Air Route Traffic Control Center (ARTCC), Denver, CO. Establishment of this airspace area would ensure controlled airspace exists in those areas where the Federal airway structure is inadequate.
Establishment of and Modification to Restricted Areas; Fort Sill, OK
Document Number: 2016-27441
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-11-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes 2 new restricted areas (R-5601G and R- 5601H) to the special use airspace (SUA) complex located at Fort Sill, OK, to provide additional maneuvering airspace for current and planned hazardous training activities. Specifically, the restricted areas provide participating fighter and bomber aircraft with non-eye safe laser firing and maneuvering airspace when training at the Falcon Bombing Range contained in R-5601C, the West Range Target Area contained in R-5601B, or the East Range Target Area contained in R- 5601A. Additionally, the using agency information for all Fort Sill restricted areas is updated for standardization and to reflect the current organization. This action also updates a number of geographic coordinates for R-5601A-E, G, and H as a result of more accurate digital charting capabilities, updates the arc radius distance in R- 5601B and R-5601H from statute miles to nautical miles (NM), and corrects the controlling agency information for R-5601H. This action ensures realistic U.S. Army training on current tactics for employing hazardous targeting laser systems and weapons capabilities at longer ranges from the target area.
Second RTCA SC-236 Joint Plenary With EUROCAE WG-96
Document Number: 2016-27391
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of Second RTCA SC-236 Joint Plenary with EUROCAE WG-96.
Nineteenth RTCA SC-227 Standards of Navigation Performance Navigation Information on Electronic Maps
Document Number: 2016-27390
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of Nineteenth RTCA SC-227 Standards of Navigation Performance Navigation Information on Electronic Maps.
Airworthiness Directives; Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-25354
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-11-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation Model GVI airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report indicating that there are design deficiencies in the software used for monitoring the disconnect for the flight control computer (FCC)-hosted flight controls actuation main ram linear variable differential transducer (LVDT). This proposed AD would require an update of the FCC software. We are proposing this AD to prevent the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-25491
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-11-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 777-200, -200LR, -300, and -300ER series airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report indicating that the manufacturer discovered locations where the control components and wiring of the left and right engine fuel spar valves do not have adequate physical separation to meet the redundant system separation requirements. This AD requires modifying the wiring, and installing a new relay bracket and new location for the relay on the left and right engine fuel spar valves. This AD also requires an inspection to identify the part number of the motor operated valve (MOV) actuators for the left and right engine fuel spar valves; replacement of specified MOV actuators with new MOV actuators; certain bonding resistance measurements; and applicable corrective actions. We are issuing this AD to prevent loss of control of both the left and right engine fuel spar valves during a single event, such as local wire bundle damage or a wire bundle fire, which could cause both engines to shut down or result in the inability to control an engine fire.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-25009
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-11-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2015-02-23, for certain Bombardier, Inc. Model CL-600-1A11 (CL-600), CL-600-2A12 (CL-601), and CL-600-2B16 (CL-601-3A and CL-601-3R Variants) airplanes. AD 2015-02-23 required repetitive inspections for fractured or incorrectly oriented fasteners on the inboard flap hinge-box forward fittings on both wings, and replacement of all fasteners if necessary. This new AD also requires replacement of the fasteners, which terminates the requirements of this AD. This AD was prompted by reports of incorrectly oriented fasteners. We are issuing this AD to prevent incorrectly oriented or fractured fasteners, which could result in detachment of the flap hinge-box and the flap surface, and consequent reduced controllability of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-22699
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-11-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are revising an earlier proposal to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2008-13-12 R1, for certain The Boeing Company Model 737- 100, -200, -200C, -300, -400, and -500 series airplanes. AD 2008-13-12 R1 requires various repetitive inspections for cracking of the upper- frame-to-side-frame splice of the fuselage, and other specified and corrective actions if necessary; and also provides for an optional preventive modification, which would terminate the repetitive inspections. This action revises the notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) by adding post-repair/post-modification inspections. We are proposing this SNPRM to detect and correct fatigue cracking of the upper-frame-to-side-frame splice of the fuselage, which could result in reduced structural integrity of the frame and adjacent lap joint, causing increased loading in the fuselage skin, which will accelerate skin crack growth and result in decompression of the airplane. Since these actions impose an additional burden over that proposed in the NPRM, we are reopening the comment period to allow the public the chance to comment on these proposed changes.
Notice of Request To Release Airport Property at Malden Regional Airport & Industrial Park (MAW)
Document Number: 2016-27211
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to rule and invites public comment on the release of land at the Malden Regional Airport & Industrial Park (MAW), Malden, Missouri.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace, Establishment of Class E En Route Airspace; Paso Robles, CA
Document Number: 2016-27109
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-11-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify Class E surface area airspace, Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface, and establish Class E en route airspace at Paso Robles, CA. After a review of the airspace, the FAA found redesign necessary to support new Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) standard instrument approach procedures, and en route operations where the Federal airway structure is inadequate, for the safety and management of aircraft operations at the airport. The geographic coordinates of the airport also would be adjusted.
Amendment of Class E Airspace for the Following Illinois Towns; Carmi, IL; De Kalb, IL; Harrisburg, IL; Kewanee, IL; Litchfield, IL; Paris, IL; and Taylorville, IL
Document Number: 2016-27101
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-11-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Carmi Municipal Airport, Carmi, IL; De Kalb Taylor Municipal Airport, De Kalb, IL; Harrisburg-Raleigh Airport, Harrisburg, IL; Kewanne Municipal Airport, Kewanne, IL; Litchfield Municipal Airport, Litchfield, IL; Edgar County Airport, Paris, IL; and Taylorville Municipal Airport, Taylorville, IL. Decommissioning of non- directional radio beacons (NDB), cancellation of NDB approaches, or 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. This action also updates the geographic coordinates of Carmi Municipal Airport, De Kalb Taylor Municipal Airport, Harrisburg-Raleigh Airport, Litchfield Municipal Airport, Edgar County Airport, and Taylorville Municipal Airport to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.
Amendment of Class E Airspace for the Following Ohio Towns; Marion, OH; Portsmouth, OH; Van Wert, OH; and Versailles, OH
Document Number: 2016-27096
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-11-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Marion Municipal Airport, Marion, OH; Greater Portsmouth Regional Airport, Portsmouth, OH; Van Wert County Airport, Van Wert, OH; and Darke County Airport, Versailles, OH. Decommissioning of non-directional radio beacons (NDB), 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 these airports. This action also updates the geographic coordinates for Southern Ohio Regional Medical Center Heliport, Portsmouth OH; and Darke County Airport to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database. Also, the name of Southern Ohio Regional Medical Center Heliport (formerly Southern Ohio Medical Center Helipad) is updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.
Amendment of Class E Airspace for the Following Arkansas Towns; Blytheville, AR; Brinkley, AR; Clarksville, AR; and DeQueen, AR
Document Number: 2016-27093
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-11-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Arkansas International Airport, Blytheville, AR; Blytheville Municipal Airport, Blytheville, AR; Frank Federer Memorial Airport, Brinkley, AR; Clarksville Municipal Airport, Clarksville, AR; and J. Lynn Helms Sevier County Airport, De Queen, AR. 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. This action also updates the name of Arkansas International Airport, and the geographic coordinates for Arkansas International Airport, Blytheville Municipal Airport, and Clarksville Municipal Airport, to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.
Amendment of Class E Airspace for the Following Texas Towns; Levelland, TX; Vernon, TX; and Winters, TX
Document Number: 2016-27091
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-11-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Levelland Municipal Airport, Levelland, TX; Wilbarger County Airport, Vernon, TX; and Winters Municipal Airport, Winters, TX. Decommissioning of non-directional radio beacons (NDB), 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 these airports. This action also updates the geographic coordinates for Levelland Municipal Airport and Wilbarger County Airport to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.
Notice of Intent To Rule on Disposal of Aeronautical Property at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, Hebron, KY (CVG)
Document Number: 2016-27090
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration is requesting public comment on a request by Kenton County Airport Board, to release of land (1.49 acres) at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport from federal obligations.
Airworthiness Directives; Alexander Schleicher GmbH & Co. Gliders
Document Number: 2016-27041
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-11-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Alexander Schleicher GmbH & Co. Model ASK 21 gliders. 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 cable slack in gliders equipped with a rudder hand control system leading to a short-term blockage of the rudder control system and reduced control. We are issuing this proposed AD to correct the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-26813
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-11-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are revising an earlier proposed airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A300 B4-2C, B4-103, and B4-203 airplanes; and Model A300 B4-600 and A300 B4-600R series airplanes. This action revises the NPRM by adding additional inspections for cracking, and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary, and adding airplanes to the applicability. We are proposing this SNPRM to detect and correct cracking on the frame (FR) 40 forward fittings, which could result in reduced structural integrity 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.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-26810
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-11-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2010-04-03 for all Airbus Model A310 series airplanes. AD 2010-04-03 required accomplishing repetitive detailed inspections for cracking around the fastener holes in certain wing top skin panels between the front and rear spars on the left- and right-hand sides of the fuselage, and repair if necessary. This new AD continues to require the repetitive detailed inspections, and also requires supplemental repetitive ultrasonic inspections for cracking around the fastener holes in wing top skin panels 1 and 2 at ribs 2 and 3, and repair if necessary. This AD was prompted by development of an ultrasonic inspection program to allow for earlier crack detection and extended repetitive inspection intervals. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct fatigue cracking around the fastener holes, which could result in reduced structural integrity of the airplane.
Notice of Opportunity for Public Comment on Surplus Property Release at Madras Municipal Airport, Madras, Oregon
Document Number: 2016-27095
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Under the provisions of Title 49, U.S.C. Section 47153(d), notice is being given that the FAA is considering a request from Madras Municipal Airport, in Madras, OR to waive the surplus property requirements for approximately 5.22 acres of airport property located at Madras Municipal Airport, in Madras, OR. The subject property is currently under lease with Wilbur-Ellis Company. This property serves Wilbur Ellis Company and their Agribusiness Division well because of its close proximity to both the rail system (City rail spur and Burlington Northern Santa Fe main track) and Highway 97/26. From this location, they import, export and distribute various agricultural commodities throughout Central Oregon. This release will enable the City of Madras to complete a promise made in 1995 whereby the City agreed to diligently and aggressively pursue the approval of the United States of America to sell the 5.22 acres to Wilbur Ellis Company, if Wilbur Ellis were willing to relocate their company to the Madras community thereby providing much needed jobs. The estimated net proceeds from the subject property will be applied toward the City's current five-year airport capital improvement plan or to relocating a hangar at the airport that is called out to be moved in the airport master plan. It has been determined through study and master planning that the subject parcels will not be needed for aeronautical purposes.
Office of Commercial Space Transportation; Adoption and Notice of Availability of the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for Boost-back and Landing of the Falcon 9 Full Thrust First Stage at SLC-4 West at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California and Offshore Landing Contingency Option
Document Number: 2016-27092
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (NEPA; 42 United States Code 4321 et seq.), Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) NEPA implementing regulations (40 Code of Federal Regulations [CFR] parts 1500 to 1508), and FAA Order 1050.1F, Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures, the FAA is announcing the adoption of, and availability of a FONSI for, the U.S. Air Force's (USAF's) Environmental Assessment, Boost-Back and Landing of the Falcon 9 Full Thrust First Stage at SLC-4 West, Vandenberg Air Force Base, California and Offshore Landing Contingency Option (EA).
Proposed Modification of the San Francisco, CA, Class B Airspace Area; Public Meetings
Document Number: 2016-27089
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-11-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces three fact-finding informal airspace meetings to solicit information from airspace users and others concerning a proposal to amend the Class B airspace area at San Francisco, CA. The purpose of these meetings is to provide interested parties an opportunity to present views, recommendations, and comments on any proposed change to the airspace. All comments received during these meetings will be considered prior to any revision or issuance of a notice of proposed rulemaking.
Special Conditions: Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc. (BHTI), Model 525 Helicopters; Crew Alerting System (CAS)
Document Number: 2016-27088
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-11-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued 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 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.
Airworthiness Directives; Diamond Aircraft Industries GmbH Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-26808
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-11-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Diamond Aircraft Industries GmbH Model DA 40 NG 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 possible loss of engine power and emergency landing with consequent damage to the airplane and occupant injury caused by a manufacturing quality deficiency in a batch of V-clamps that could cause the V-clamp to crack and fail. We are issuing this AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-26163
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-11-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800, -900, and -900ER series airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report of wire chafing damage, which caused an electrical arc to an adjacent hydraulic tube located on the forward bulkhead of the main landing gear (MLG) wheel well, resulting in a hole in a hydraulic tube and consequent total loss of system B hydraulic fluid. This AD requires an inspection for chafing damage of wire bundles and a hydraulic tube in the right side of the MLG wheel well, and corrective action if necessary; and installation of clamps between the wire bundles and hydraulic tube. We are issuing this AD to prevent chafing damage, which could result in electrical arcing that can cause a hole in the hydraulic tube and consequent loss of hydraulic fluid, possibly resulting in a fire in the MLG wheel well.
RTCA Program Management Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2016-26954
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Program Management Committee Meeting.
Airworthiness Directives; United Instruments, Inc. Series Altimeters
Document Number: 2016-26807
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-11-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain United Instruments, Inc. 5934 series altimeters that were manufactured between January 2015 and February 2016 and installed in airplanes and helicopters. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of certain altimeters displaying higher than actual altitude due to a slow diaphragm leak. This proposed AD would require replacing the affected altimeters. We are issuing this proposed AD to prevent display of misleading altitude data, which could result in inadvertent flight into terrain.
Amendment and Establishment of Restricted Areas; Chincoteague Inlet, VA
Document Number: 2016-26760
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-11-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action expands the restricted airspace at Chincoteague Inlet, VA, to support the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) Wallops Island Flight Facility (WFF) test requirements. This action adds 3 new restricted areas, designated R- 6604C, R-6604D, and R-6604E. Additionally, a minor change is made to 2 points in the boundary of existing area R-6604A to match the updated 3- nautical mile (NM) line from the shoreline of the United States (U.S.) as provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace, Trinidad, CO
Document Number: 2016-26759
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-11-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify Class E surface area airspace, and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface, at Perry Stokes Airport, Trinidad, CO. Airspace redesign is necessary to accommodate new Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures at the airport due to the decommissioning of the Trinidad Non-Directional Radio Beacon (NDB) and cancellation of associated approaches. This action would ensure the safety, efficiency, and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport. Additionally, the airport's geographic coordinates would be updated to match the FAA's aeronautical database.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-26521
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-11-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2012-22- 12, for all Airbus Model A330-243, -243F, -341, -342, and -343 airplanes. AD 2012-22-12 currently requires inspecting piccolo tubes, piccolo tube mount links, the aft side of the forward bulkhead, and outer boundary angles (OBAs) for cracks, fractures, and broken links, and doing corrective actions if necessary. Since we issued AD 2012-22- 12, we have received reports of loose and missing attachment rivets of the inner boundary angles (IBA) and OBA of the forward bulkhead. This proposed AD would retain certain requirements of AD 2012-22-12, and add repetitive inspections for pulled, loose, and missing attachment rivets of the IBA and OBA of the forward bulkhead, and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct degraded structural integrity of the engine nose cowl, which in the case of forward bulkhead damage in conjunction with a broken piccolo tube, could lead to damage to the engine and operation in icing conditions with reduced thermal anti-ice (TAI) performance.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-26520
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-11-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc. Model BD-700-1A10 and BD-700-1A11 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of aileron and rudder control cables which may have tensions that are beyond allowable limits. This proposed AD would require revising the maintenance or inspection program to incorporate certification maintenance requirement tasks that introduce functional tests of the control cable tension. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct out-of-tolerance tension in the control cables, which, with certain system failures and environmental conditions, could result in reduced controllability of the airplane.
Notice of Cancellation of Environmental Impact Statement for the Norfolk International Airport, Norfolk, Virginia
Document Number: 2016-26631
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces that it has discontinued preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed construction of new Runway 5R/23L and associated development at Norfolk International Airport, Norfolk, Virginia. The FAA's discontinued preparation of the EIS is based upon the completion of the first phase of the EIS. Based on the results of the first phase (Scoping and Purpose & Need development), the FAA has determined that the fundamental purpose and need is not supported by the current or anticipated development needs of the Airport at this time.
Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) Program; Draft FAA Order 5500.1B
Document Number: 2016-26630
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
FAA is rescinding the draft FAA Order 5500.1B, Passenger Facility Charge published on August 5, 2016, and withdrawing its request for public review and comment.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-26629
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-11-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model MD-90-30 airplanes. This AD requires a detailed inspection of the forward and aft surfaces on the left and right sides at the cant station 1520 bulkhead for any crack in the upper cap and (cap) doubler, webs and doublers, stiffeners, and the lower tee cap between longerons 3 through 11, and repairs if necessary. This AD was prompted by a report of cracking in various structures in the fuselage cant station 1520 bulkhead. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct cracking in the bulkhead, which could result in reduced structural integrity of the airplane.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Camden, AL
Document Number: 2016-26455
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-11-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace at Camden, AL to accommodate new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) serving Camden Municipal Airport. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Murray, KY
Document Number: 2016-26449
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-11-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace at Murray, KY, to accommodate new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) serving Murray Calloway County Hospital Heliport. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the heliport.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace, Thermopolis, WY
Document Number: 2016-26440
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-11-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Hot Springs County Airport, Thermopolis, WY, to support the development of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations under standard instrument approach and departure procedures at the airport, for the safety and management of aircraft within the National Airspace System.
Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Eugene, OR, and Corvallis, OR
Document Number: 2016-26439
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-11-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace designated as an extension, and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Mahlon Sweet Field Airport, Eugene, OR, to accommodate airspace redesign for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport. Corvallis Municipal Airport is removed from the Mahlon Sweet Field Airport regulatory text by creating a stand-alone airspace designation for the airport. Additionally, this action updates the airport reference points for these airports in Class D and E airspace, as well as removes the Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) requirement noted in Class E surface area airspace.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Albany, OR
Document Number: 2016-26437
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-11-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace at Albany Municipal Airport, Albany, OR. Advances in Global Positioning System (GPS) mapping accuracy and a reliance on precise geographic coordinates to define airport and airspace reference points have made this airspace redesign necessary for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace, Monongahela, PA
Document Number: 2016-26436
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-11-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace at Monongahela, PA, as the Allegheny VHF Omni-directional Range, (VOR), has been decommissioned, requiring airspace reconfiguration at Rostraver Airport. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Airworthiness Directives; Pilatus Aircraft Ltd. Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-26431
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-11-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Pilatus Aircraft Ltd. Models PC-6, PC-6-H1, PC-6-H2, PC-6/350, PC-6/ 350-H1, PC-6/350-H2, PC-6/A, PC-6/A-H1, PC-6/A-H2, PC-6/B-H2, PC-6/B1- H2, PC-6/B2-H2, PC-6/B2-H4, PC-6/C-H2, and PC-6/C1-H2 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 wear and cracks on the stabilizer-trim attachment and structural components. We are issuing this AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Pilatus Aircraft Ltd. Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-26429
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-11-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Pilatus Aircraft Ltd. Models PC-6, PC-6-H1, PC-6-H2, PC-6/350, PC-6/ 350-H1, PC-6/350-H2, PC-6/A, PC-6/A-H1, PC-6/A-H2, PC-6/B-H2, PC-6/B1- H2, PC- 6/B2-H2, PC-6/B2-H4, PC-6/C-H2, and PC-6/C1-H2 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 certain combinations of the aileron counterweight and the attaching parts possibly resulting in reduced thread engagement and leading to disconnection of the aileron counterweight from the aileron. We are issuing this proposed AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Turbomeca S.A. Turboshaft Engines
Document Number: 2016-26335
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-11-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Turbomeca S.A. Arriel 2B turboshaft engines. This proposed AD was prompted by a report of an uncommanded in-flight shutdown (IFSD) on a single-engine helicopter, caused by a low returning spring rate of the needle of the hydro-mechanical metering unit (HMU). This proposed AD would require removing any pre-modification (mod) TU 158 HMU and replacing with a part eligible for installation. We are proposing this AD to prevent failure of the HMU, failure of the engine, IFSD, and loss of the helicopter.
Airworthiness Directives; Saab AB, Saab Aeronautics (Formerly Known as Saab AB, Saab Aerosystems) Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-26327
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-11-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2012-24-06 for certain Saab AB, Saab Aeronautics Model 340A (SAAB/SF340A) and SAAB 340B airplanes. AD 2012-24-06 required replacing the stall warning computer (SWC) with a new SWC that provides an artificial stall warning in icing conditions, and modifying the airplane for the replacement of the SWC. This new AD adds airplanes to the applicability, and adds requirements to replace the existing SWCs with new, improved SWCs, and to modify the airplane for the new replacement of the SWC. This new AD also reduces the compliance time for replacing the SWCs. This AD was prompted by a determination that airplanes with certain modifications were excluded from the applicability in AD 2012-24-06, and are affected by the identified unsafe condition; and that the SWC required by AD 2012-24-06 contained erroneous logic. We are issuing this AD to prevent natural stall events during operation in icing conditions, which could result in loss of control of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-25958
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-11-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2006-20-11 for certain The Boeing Company Model 757-200, -200CB, and -200PF series airplanes. AD 2006-20-11 required initial and repetitive detailed or high frequency eddy current (HFEC) inspections for cracks around the rivets at the upper fastener row of the skin lap splice of the fuselage, and repair of any crack found. This new AD no longer allows the detailed inspections and instead requires repetitive external HFEC inspections for cracking of the skin lap splices of the fuselage, and repair if necessary. This AD was prompted by an evaluation done by the design approval holder (DAH) indicating that the fuselage skin lap splice is subject to widespread fatigue damage (WFD). We are issuing this AD to detect and correct fatigue cracking at certain skin lap splice locations of the fuselage, which could result in reduced structural integrity and rapid decompression of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Meggitt (Troy), Inc. Combustion Heaters
Document Number: 2016-26428
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-11-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are revising a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) for certain Meggitt (Troy), Inc. (previously known as Stewart Warner South Wind Corporation and as Stewart Warner South Wind Division) Model Series (to include all the variants) 921, 930, 937, 940, 944, 945, 977, 978, 979, 8240, 8253, 8259, and 8472 combustion heaters that proposed to supersede airworthiness directive (AD) 81-09-09. The NPRM proposed to retain most actions from AD 81-09-09, add a calendar time to the repetitive inspections, add more detailed actions to the inspections, and add a pressure decay test. The NPRM was prompted by an airplane accident and reports we received of the heater malfunctioning. This action revises the NPRM by adding combustion heater models series to the applicability and modifying the compliance times. We are proposing this SNPRM to correct the unsafe condition on these products. Since these actions impose an additional burden over that proposed in the NPRM, we are reopening the comment period to allow the public the chance to comment on these proposed changes.
Airworthiness Directives; General Electric Company Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2016-26011
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-11-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede airworthiness directive (AD) 2015-15- 03, which applies to all General Electric Company (GE) GEnx turbofan engine models. AD 2015-15-03 precludes the use of certain full authority digital engine control (FADEC) software on GEnx turbofan engines. Since we issued AD 2015-15-03, GE implemented final design changes that remove the unsafe condition. This proposed AD would require removing a specific part and replacing it with a part eligible for installation and specifying the FADEC software version for the affected GEnx turbofan engines. We are proposing this AD to prevent engine failure, loss of thrust control, and damage to the airplane.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; William Daley
Document Number: 2016-26434
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-02
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
Document Number: 2016-26433
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-02
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Aviation Insurance
Document Number: 2016-26357
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew a previously approved information collection. The requested information is included in air carriers applications for insurance when insurance is not available from private sources.