Federal Aviation Administration August 30, 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Reduction of Remote Communications Outlets Used by Flight Service Stations in the Conterminous United States
Document Number: 2017-18398
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action sets forth the final policy determination for the FAA's proposed plan to decommission remote communications outlets (RCO) used by Flight Service Stations in the conterminous United States, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico. Based on comments, the FAA has decreased the number of RCOs planned for decommissioning from 666 to 641, which includes 404 RCOs and 237 VOR outlets.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-18389
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-08-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 737-100, -200, -200C, -300, -400, and -500 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of cracking in the webs of the stub beams at certain fuselage stations. These cracks are the result of fatigue caused by cyclical loading from pressurization, wing loads, and landing loads. This proposed AD would require repetitive inspections for cracking of the webs of the stub beams at certain fuselage stations, and applicable on-condition actions. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Proposed Modification of Air Traffic Service (ATS) Routes; Western United States
Document Number: 2017-18325
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-08-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify VOR Federal Airways V-113 and V-244 which caused navigational aid gaps due to the decommissioning of Manteca and Maxwell VORs.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-18165
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-08-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model DC-9-81 (MD- 81), DC-9-82 (MD-82), DC-9-83 (MD-83), and DC-9-87 (MD-87) airplanes, and Model MD-88 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of cracking of various structures in the bulkhead. This AD requires an inspection for cracking in these structures, and corrective actions if necessary. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.