Federal Aviation Administration August 10, 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Airworthiness Directives; Lycoming Engines Reciprocating Engines
Document Number: 2017-16968
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-08-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain models of Lycoming Engines reciprocating engines. This AD requires an inspection of connecting rods and replacement of affected connecting rod small end bushings. This AD was prompted by several reports of connecting rod failures resulting in uncontained engine failure and in- flight shutdowns (IFSDs). We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Onida, SD
Document Number: 2017-16802
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-08-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace at Onida, SD. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new special instrument approach procedures developed at Onida Municipal Airport, for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-16355
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-08-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 737-200, -200C, -300, -400, and -500 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by an evaluation by the design approval holder (DAH) indicating that the fuselage crown skin panels are subject to widespread fatigue damage (WFD). This proposed AD would require repetitive inspections, replacement, and applicable on- condition actions for certain fuselage crown skin panels. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-16051
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-08-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2012-12- 12, for all Airbus Model A330-200, A330-200 Freighter, A330-300, A340- 200, and A340-300 series airplanes; and AD 2013-16-26 for all Airbus Model A330-200 Freighter, A330-200 and -300, and A340-200 and -300 series airplanes. AD 2012-12-12 requires repetitive inspections of the outer skin rivets of the cargo doors; repair if necessary; and other repetitive inspections. AD 2013-16-26 requires repetitive inspections of certain cargo doors, and repair if necessary. Since we issued AD 2012-12-12 and AD 2013-16-26, we have determined that a new inspection procedure is necessary to address the unsafe condition. This proposed AD would continue to require repetitive inspections and repair if necessary. This proposed AD would add a one-time inspection and adjustment of certain hook gaps; reinforcement of the door frame structure; related investigative and corrective actions if necessary; and a modification, which would allow deferring reinforcement of the cargo door structure. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.