Federal Aviation Administration March 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-04561
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-03-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800, -900, and -900ER series airplanes; Model 757 airplanes; and Model 767 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of latently failed motor operated valve (MOV) actuators of the fuel shutoff valves. This proposed AD would require replacing certain MOV actuators of the fuel shutoff valves for the left and right engines (all airplanes) and of the auxiliary power unit (APU) fuel shutoff valve (Model 757 and Model 767 airplanes); and revising the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate certain airworthiness limitations (AWLs). We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; CFM International S.A. Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2017-04523
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-03-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain CFM International S.A. (CFM) CFM56-3, -3B, and -3C turbofan engines. This proposed AD was prompted by a report of dual-engine loss of thrust control that resulted in an air turn back. This proposed AD would require initial and repetitive checks of the variable stator vane (VSV) actuation system in the high-pressure compressor (HPC). We are proposing this AD to correct the unsafe condition on these products.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Grand Chenier, LA
Document Number: 2017-04452
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-03-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Little Pecan Island Airport, Grand Chenier, LA. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Standard Approach Procedures developed at Little Pecan Island Airport, for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Airworthiness Directives; Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Limited
Document Number: 2017-04371
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-03-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Limited (Bell) Model 429 helicopters. This proposed AD would reduce the life limit of certain landing gear parts and is prompted by a stress analysis. The proposed actions are intended to address an unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Honeywell International Inc. Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2017-04370
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-03-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Honeywell International Inc. TFE731-20 and TFE731-40 turbofan engines. This proposed AD was prompted by two fan disks found with a manufacturing-caused flaw. This proposed AD would require removing affected fan disks, performing a one-time inspection, and replacing fan disks that fail inspection. We are proposing this AD to correct the unsafe condition on these products.
Amendment of Class E Airspace for the Following Ohio Towns; Findlay, OH; Ashland, OH; Celina, OH; Circleville, OH; Columbus, OH; Defiance, OH; Hamilton, OH; Lima, OH; and London, OH
Document Number: 2017-04182
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-03-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies Class E airspace designated as a surface area at Findlay Airport, Findlay, OH; and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Ashland County Airport, Ashland, OH; Lakefield Airport, Celina, OH; Pickaway County Memorial Airport, Circleville, OH; Ross County Airport, Chillicothe, OH; Fairfield County Airport, Lancaster, OH; Defiancé Memorial Airport, Defiancé, OH; Findlay Airport; Bluffton Airport, Findlay, OH; Butler County Airport-Hogan Field, Hamilton, OH; Lima Allen County Airport, Lima, OH; and Madison County Airport, London, 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 Port Columbus International Airport; Findlay Airport; Ashland County Airport; Samaritan Hospital Heliport, Ashland, OH; Lakefield Airport; Ross County Airport; Defiancé Regional Medical Center Heliport, Defiancé, OH; Bluffton Airport; Lima Allen County Airport; and St. Rita's Medical Center Heliport, Lima, OH, to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database. Also, the names of Samaritan Hospital Heliport (formerly Samaritian Regional Health System), Defiancé Regional Medical Center Heliport (formerly Defiancé Hospital), and Butler County Regional Airport-Hogan Field (formerly Butler County Regional Airport) are being updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.
Amendment of Class E Airspace for the Paragould, AR
Document Number: 2017-04191
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-03-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Kirk Field, Paragould, AR. 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 the airport.
Proposed Establishment of Restricted Area R-2205 A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H, and Revocation of Restricted Area R-2205; Fairbanks, AK
Document Number: 2017-04189
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-03-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to expand upon the current Restricted Area R-2205 by subdividing 8 separate areas in the vicinity of Fairbanks, AK, over the Digital Multipurpose Training Range (DMPTR) and the Yukon Training Area (YTA), to provide a more realistic protective airspace required for hazardous activities within the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex (JPARC).
Proposed Establishment of Restricted Areas R-2201 A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, and J; Fort Greely, AK.
Document Number: 2017-04187
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-03-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is proposing the establishment of Restricted Area R- 2201A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, and J; Fort Greely AK, on behalf of/by the United States Army Alaska (USARAK), over the Battle Area Complex (BAX) and Combined Arms Collective Training Facility (CACTF), in the vicinity of Allen Army Airfield, AK. The proposed restricted airspace would contain hazardous activities and be available for joint military use, including active, National Guard and Reserve elements.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Mapleton, IA
Document Number: 2017-04186
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-03-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at James G. Whiting Memorial Field Airport, Mapleton, IA. Decommissioning of the Mapleton non-directional radio beacon (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 the airport.
Proposed Amendment and Removal of VOR Federal Airways; Eastern United States
Document Number: 2017-04185
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-03-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways V-14, V-265, V-464, and V-522; and to remove airway V- 90, in the eastern United States. The modifications are required due to the planned decommissioning of the Dunkirk, NY, VORTAC navigation aid which provides navigation guidance for portions of the above routes.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Grayling, AK
Document Number: 2017-04183
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-03-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Grayling Airport, Grayling, AK to support the development of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations under standard instrument approach and departure procedures at the airport, and for the safety and management of controlled airspace within the National Airspace System.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Barter Island, AK
Document Number: 2017-04181
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-03-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action revises Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface, and adjusts the airport's geographic coordinates at Barter Island LRRS Airport, Barter Island, AK. The Barter Island Borough is relocating the airport due to high maintenance caused by weather erosion. The FAA found modification of standard instrument approach and departure procedures and supporting airspace necessary for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the new airport.
Proposed Amendment of VOR Federal Airways V-7 and V-67; TN
Document Number: 2017-04179
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-03-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways V-7 and V-67, in the eastern United States due to the planned decommissioning of the Graham, TN, VORTAC navigation aid.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters
Document Number: 2017-04116
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-03-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Airbus Helicopters Model AS332C, AS332C1, AS332L, AS332L1, AS332L2, and EC225LP helicopters. This proposed AD would require inspecting the sliding cabin doors. This proposed AD is prompted by the failure of the sliding door's jettison mechanism due to corrosion. The proposed actions are intended to address the unsafe condition in these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation Helicopters
Document Number: 2017-04115
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-03-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are publishing a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation (Sikorsky) Model S-92A helicopters. This AD requires inspecting certain bearings. This AD is prompted by reports of failed bearings with subsequent loss of tail rotor (TR) control. The actions of this AD are intended to address an unsafe condition on these helicopters.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-03972
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-03-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A318-112 airplanes; Model A319-111, -112, -115, -132, and -133 airplanes; Model A320-214, -232, and -233 airplanes; and Model A321-211, -212, -213, -231, and -232 airplanes. This 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 AD requires 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 if necessary. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-03968
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-03-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for The Boeing Company Model 777-200 and -300 series airplanes equipped with Rolls-Royce Model Trent 800 engines. This AD was prompted by reports of damage to the upper bifurcation forward fire seal and seal deflector, and localized damage to the insulation blanket installed just aft of the fire seal. This AD requires installing serviceable thrust reverser (T/R) halves on the left and right engines. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-03964
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-03-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 767-200 and -300 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by an evaluation by the design approval holder (DAH) indicating that the frame-to-floor-beam joints and frames common to shear ties at certain locations of fuselage structure are subject to widespread fatigue damage (WFD). This AD requires inspections for cracking of certain frame inner chords and webs common to the floor beam joint and at frames common to the shear ties at certain sections, and corrective action if necessary. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-03951
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-03-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Model A300 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by an evaluation by the design approval holder (DAH) that indicates that a section of the wing and aft fuselage is subject to widespread fatigue damage (WFD). This AD requires an inspection to determine if certain modifications have been done. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Pilatus Aircraft Ltd. Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-03719
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-03-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting 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 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 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 AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; United Instruments, Inc. Series Altimeters
Document Number: 2017-03488
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-03-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting 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 AD was prompted by reports of certain altimeters displaying higher than actual altitude due to a slow diaphragm leak, which would affect the accuracy of the altimeters. This AD requires replacing the affected altimeters. We are issuing this AD to correct the unsafe condition on these products.
Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee; Meeting
Document Number: 2017-04126
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of the ARAC.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Waivers and ATC Authorization in Controlled Airspace Under Part 107
Document Number: 2017-04054
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Department of Transportation invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew a previously approved information collection. The FAA established the Waivers and ATC Authorization in Controlled Airspace under Part 107 portal to allow a remote pilot in command to request a waiver from regulations or an authorization for a small unmanned aircraft system (UAS) to operate in Class B, C, D, and the lateral boundaries of the surface area of Class E airspace designated for an airport.
Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce plc Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2017-04053
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-03-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding airworthiness directive (AD) 2013-05-18 for certain Rolls-Royce plc (RR) RB211 Trent 500 series turbofan engines. AD 2013-05-18 required initial and repetitive inspections of the low- pressure (LP) fuel tubes, fuel tube clips, and fuel/oil heat exchanger (FOHE) mounts for evidence of damage, wear, and fuel leakage. This AD reduces the repetitive inspection intervals. This AD was prompted by additional service experience. We are issuing this AD to correct the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; the Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-03996
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-03-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 737-100, -200, -200C, -300, -400, and -500 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of frame web cracking at certain locations. This proposed AD would require repetitive inspections in certain locations of the frame web, and corrective action if necessary. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-03995
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-03-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model DHC-8-401 and DHC-8-402 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report that a pilot was unable to move the rudder pedal due to an obstruction. This proposed AD would require an inspection to determine if wiring shrouds are present, and modifying the wiring shrouds if necessary. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; DG Flugzeugbau GmbH Gliders
Document Number: 2017-03967
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-03-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for DG Flugzeugbau GmbH Model DG-500MB gliders that are equipped with a Solo 2625 02 engine that has been modified with a fuel injection system following the instructions of Solo Kleinmotoren GmbH Service Bulletin (SB)/Technische Mitteilung (TM) 4600-3 ``Fuel Injection System'' and re-identified as Solo 2625 02i. 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 failure of the connecting rod bearing resulting from too much load on the rod bearings from the engine control unit. We are issuing this proposed AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; ZLIN AIRCRAFT a.s. Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-03965
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-03-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for ZLIN AIRCRAFT a.s. Model Z-242L airplanes that would supersede AD 2003- 11-12. 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 9, of the FAA-approved maintenance program (e.g., maintenance manual) to impose new or more restrictive life limits on critical components. We are issuing this proposed AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH (Airbus Helicopters) (Previously Eurocopter Deutschland GmbH)
Document Number: 2017-03963
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-03-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Airbus Helicopters Model BO-105C, BO-105LS A-3, and BO-105S helicopters. This AD requires inspecting each main rotor blade (MRB) for debonding, and is prompted by a report of incorrect bonding of the shell to the MRB. These actions are intended to detect and prevent an unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Limited Helicopters
Document Number: 2017-03954
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-03-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Limited (BHTC) Model 206 helicopters. This AD requires removing certain tension-torsion straps (TT straps) from service and is prompted by reports of corroded TT straps. These actions are intended to prevent an unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-03953
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-03-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are revising an earlier proposal for certain Airbus Model A300 B4-600R series airplanes, Model A300 C4-605R Variant F airplanes, and Model A300 F4-600R series airplanes. This action revises the notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) by extending the area to be inspected for cracking. This SNPRM also proposes to require an additional inspection for previously inspected airplanes. We are proposing this airworthiness directive (AD) to address the unsafe condition on these products. 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; Piper Aircraft, Inc. Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-03952
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-03-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 69-13-03, which applies to all Piper Aircraft, Inc. Models PA-23, PA-23-160, PA- 23-235, PA-23-250, PA-E23-250, and PA-30 airplanes. AD 69-13-03 currently requires inspection of the heater exhaust extension, replacement of the extension as necessary, and overhaul of the combustion heater assembly. Since we issued AD 69-13-03, we proposed an AD that applies to the Meggitt (Troy), Inc. combustion heaters, and the proposed combustion heater AD would incorporate corrective actions for the heater that contradict the overhaul requirement of AD 69-13-03. This proposed AD would retain the inspection of the heater exhaust extension, with replacement of the extension as necessary, and remove the overhaul requirement of the combustion heater assembly. We are proposing this AD to correct the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Enstrom Helicopter Corporation
Document Number: 2017-03950
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-03-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede airworthiness directive (AD) 2015-08- 51 for Enstrom Helicopter Corporation (Enstrom) Model F-28A, 280, F- 28C, F-28C-2, F-28C-2R, 280C, F-28F, F-28F-R, 280F, 280FX, and 480 helicopters. AD 2015-08-51 requires an inspection of the main rotor spindle (spindle) and reporting the inspection results to the FAA. This proposed AD was prompted by additional reports of cracked spindles and would require establishing a life limit and a recurring inspection. These proposed actions are intended to prevent the unsafe condition on these products.