Federal Aviation Administration June 23, 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Intent To Rule on a Land Release Request at Elkins, Randolph County Regional Airport, Elkins, WV
Document Number: 2017-13181
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is requesting public comment on the Elkins, Randolph County Regional Airport Authority's proposal to change 2.03 acres of airport property at Elkins, Randolph County Regional Airport, Elkins, West Virginia from aeronautical to non-aeronautical use and to enter into a long term non-aeronautical lease concerning the subject property. In accordance with federal regulations this notice is required to be published in the Federal Register 30 days before the FAA can approve of this proposal and grant the land release request.
Airworthiness Directives; Diamond Aircraft Industries GmbH Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-13139
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-06-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Diamond Aircraft Industries GmbH Models DA 42, DA 42 M-NG, and DA 42 NG 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 crack formation on the flap bell crank, which could cause the flap bell crank to fail. We are issuing this proposed AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; British Aerospace Regional Aircraft Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-13130
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-06-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for British Aerospace Regional Aircraft Jetstream Series 3101 and Jetstream Model 3201 airplanes that would supersede AD 2014-07-09. 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 inadequate instructions for inspection for corrosion on the rudder upper hinge bracket and certain internal wing and drainage paths. We are issuing this proposed AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-13129
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-06-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A318 and A319 series airplanes; Model A320-211, - 212, -214, -231, -232, and -233 airplanes; and Model A321-111, -112, - 131, -211, -212, -213, -231, and -232 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of a vertical strut penetrating through the cabin floor during an emergency water landing and on airframe ground contact at certain speeds/accelerations. This proposed AD would require modification of the fuselage structure at frame (FR) 65. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Proposed Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Redmond, OR
Document Number: 2017-13049
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-06-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify Class E airspace designated as an extension to a Class D or Class E surface area at Roberts Field, Redmond, OR, by removing the Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) part-time status, and would modify Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at the airport. The geographic coordinates for Roberts Field in the associated Class D and E airspace areas also would be amended to match the FAA's aeronautical database. These changes are necessary to accommodate airspace redesign for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations within the National Airspace System. Also, an editorial change would be made to the Class D and Class E airspace legal descriptions replacing Airport/ Facility Directory with the term Chart Supplement.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-12251
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-06-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2012-23- 10, which applies to all Airbus Model A318 series airplanes; Model A319 series airplanes; Model A320-211, -212, -214, -231, -232, and -233 airplanes; and Model A321-111, -112, -131, -211, -212, -213, -231, and -232 airplanes. AD 2012-23-10 requires modifying the affected slide rafts. Since we issued AD 2012-23-10, we received a report that Air Cruisers developed a modification of the slide and slide/raft, which is part of the escape slide pack assembly, to improve its deployment. This proposed AD would retain the requirements of AD 2012-23-10. This proposed AD would also require replacing each escape slide pack assembly having a certain part number with a new escape slide pack assembly. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.