Federal Aviation Administration April 2018 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Airworthiness Directives; Pacific Aerospace Limited Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-06950
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-04-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Pacific Aerospace Limited Model 750XL 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 insufficient engagement of the couplings with the flex drive of the rudder trim drive system. We are issuing this AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; XtremeAir GmbH Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-06949
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-04-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for XtremeAir GmbH Model XA42 airplanes equipped with an engine mount part number XA42-7120-151. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by the aviation authority of another country to identify and address an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as cracking of the diagonal strut of the engine mount frame. We are issuing this AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-06946
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-04-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Model A350-941 airplanes. This AD requires performing repetitive station position pick-off unit (SPPU) calibration tests, and applying the corresponding airplane fault isolation if necessary. This AD was prompted by a report indicating malfunctions of the SPPU and failures of the internal wiring due to water ingress via certain electrical connectors, inducing subsequent icing during flight. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-06712
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-04-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model CL-600-2C10 (Regional Jet Series 700, 701, & 702), Model CL-600-2D15 (Regional Jet Series 705), Model CL-600-2D24 (Regional Jet Series 900), and Model CL-600-2E25 (Regional Jet Series 1000) airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report of a smoke-in-cabin event due to a non-sustaining electrical fire. This AD requires installation of protective sleeves on the bonding jumper wires of affected galleys and lavatories. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Dassault Aviation Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-06711
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-04-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Dassault Aviation Model FAN JET FALCON, FAN JET FALCON SERIES D, E, F, and G airplanes; and certain Model MYSTERE-FALCON 20-C5, 20-D5, 20-E5, and 20-F5 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of the collapse of the main landing gear (MLG) on touchdown. This AD requires an electrical modification of the landing gear sequence logic. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-06710
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-04-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 747-8 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report of restricted movement of the right brake pedals after landing rollout. This AD requires revising the airplane flight manual (AFM) by adding an autobrake system limitation. This AD also requires modifying intercostal webs near a main entry door, which terminates the AFM limitation. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Massena, NY
Document Number: 2018-06997
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-04-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action withdraws the final rule published in the Federal Register on March 15, 2018. In that action, the FAA amended Class E surface airspace and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Massena, NY. The FAA has determined that withdrawal of the final rule is warranted since there has been a change in the date for the decommissioning of the Massena collocated VHF omnidirectional range tactical air navigation (VORTAC).
Proposed Amendment of Class D Airspace; Tulsa, OK
Document Number: 2018-06995
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-04-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify the Class D airspace designated as an extension at Tulsa Lloyd Jones Jr. Airport, Tulsa, OK. The FAA is proposing this action as a result of an airspace review caused by the decommissioning of the Glenpool VHF omnidirectional range (VOR) navigational aid as part of the VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) Program and the cancellation of the associated instrument procedures. The geographic coordinates also would be amended, and an editorial change would be made removing the airport name in the airspace designation, and removing the city name from the airport designation. Another editorial change would be made to the legal description replacing ``Airport/Facility Directory'' with ``Chart Supplement''.
Airworthiness Directives; Fokker Services B.V. Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-06822
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-04-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Fokker Services B.V. Model F28 Mark 0100 airplanes. This AD requires contacting the FAA to obtain instructions for addressing the unsafe condition on these products, and doing the actions specified in those instructions. This AD was prompted by interference between certain passenger service unit (PSU) panels, when in the deployed/open position, and the nearby emergency exit door cover. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; General Electric Company Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2018-06738
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-04-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all General Electric Company (GE) CF6-80A, -80A1, -80A2, and -80A3 turbofan engines. This AD was prompted by high cycle fatigue (HCF) cracking of the low-pressure turbine (LPT) stage 3 nozzles. This AD requires replacement of the LPT stage 3 nozzles, part numbers (P/Ns) 9290M52P05 and 9290M52P06, installed. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Notice of Intent To Rule on Request To Release Airport Property at the South Valley Regional Airport, Salt Lake City, UT
Document Number: 2018-06998
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to rule and invite public comment on the release of land at the South Valley Regional Airport, Salt Lake City, UT.
Noise Exposure Map Notice; Shreveport Regional Airport; Shreveport, Louisiana
Document Number: 2018-06988
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its determination that the noise exposure maps submitted by the Shreveport Airport Authority for Shreveport Regional Airport are in compliance with applicable requirements.
Amendment, Revocation, and Establishment of Class D and E Airspace; Enid Vance AFB, OK; Enid Woodring Municipal Airport, OK; Enid, OK; and Vance AFB, OK
Document Number: 2018-06756
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-04-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action: Removes the Class D airspace for Enid Woodring Municipal Airport, OK, and Enid Vance AFB, OK; establishes Class D airspace for Enid Woodring Regional Airport, Enid, OK, and Vance AFB, OK; amends the Class E airspace designated as a surface area for Enid Woodring Regional Airport; establishes Class E airspace designated as a surface area for Vance AFB; removes the Class E airspace designated as an extension of Class D and Class E surface areas at Enid Woodring Municipal Airport, OK, and Enid Vance AFB, OK; establishes Class E airspace designated as an extension of Class D and Class E surface areas at Enid Woodring Regional Airport and Vance AFB; and amends the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Enid Woodring Regional Airport and Vance AFB. Due to the differing operating hours of the two airports, the airspace descriptions are being separated for safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at these airports. Additionally, airspace redesign is necessary to accommodate new instrument procedures at Enid Woodring Regional Airport.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Selinsgrove, PA
Document Number: 2018-06754
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-04-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action corrects a final rule published in the Federal Register on March 5, 2018, amending Class E airspace at Penn Valley Airport, Selinsgrove, PA, by correcting the geographic coordinates of the airport. This is an administrative change to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Ellijay, GA
Document Number: 2018-06753
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-04-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Ellijay, GA, to accommodate new area navigation (RNAV) global positioning system (GPS) standard instrument approach procedures (SIAPs) serving Gilmer County Airport. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at this airport.
Proposed Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Eastover, SC and Sumter, SC
Document Number: 2018-06752
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-04-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class D airspace and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at McEntire Joint National Guard Base (JNGB), Eastover, SC, to accommodate airspace reconfiguration due to the decommissioning of the McEntire non- directional radio beacon (NDB) and cancellation of the NDB approach. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport. This action also would update the geographic coordinates of the McEntire JNGB, Shaw AFB, and Sumter Airport, Sumter, SC, and update the names of McEntire JNGB and Sumter Airport. Also, an editorial change would be made to the airspace designation in both Class D and E airspace.
Amendment of Class B Airspace Description; St. Louis, MO
Document Number: 2018-06750
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-04-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends the description of the St. Louis, MO, Class B airspace area by changing the references for defining the center point of the airspace from the Cardinal VHF Omnidirectional Range/ Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/DME) to ``Point of Origin'' due to the planned decommissioning of the Cardinal, MO, VOR/DME. The St. Louis Class B airspace description is edited further to update the St. Louis Lambert International Airport name, St. Charles County Smartt Airport name, and airport reference point (ARP) geographic coordinates for the airports to match the current information in the FAA's aeronautical database. The Creve Coeur Airport ARP and St. Louis Lambert International Airport Instrument Landing System (ILS) Runway 30L Localizer geographic coordinates are also updated to match the FAA's aeronautical database. In addition, the airspace description is edited throughout to improve accuracy and clarity. These changes are editorial only and do not alter the current charted boundaries, altitudes, or ATC procedures for the St. Louis, MO, Class B airspace area.
Airworthiness Directives; Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Limited Helicopters
Document Number: 2018-06640
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-04-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2017-13- 03 for Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Limited (Bell) Model 429 helicopters. AD 2017-13-03 requires adding an identification number to life-limited rod ends that do not have a serial number (S/N). Since we issued AD 2017-13-03, an additional life-limited rod end was identified that is affected by the same unsafe condition. This proposed AD would retain the requirements of AD 2017-13-03 and revise the Applicability paragraph by adding that rod end. The actions of this proposed AD are intended to address an unsafe condition on these products.
Office of Commercial Space Transportation: Notice of Availability and Request for Comment on the Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for Issuing a Reentry License to SpaceX for Landing the Dragon Spacecraft in the Gulf of Mexico
Document Number: 2018-06408
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (NEPA), Council on Environmental Quality NEPA implementing regulations, and FAA Order 1050.1F, Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures, the FAA is announcing the availability of and requesting comment on the Draft EA for issuing a reentry license to SpaceX for Dragon landings in the Gulf of Mexico.
Noise Exposure Map Notice; Receipt of Noise Compatibility Program and Request for Review: Jackson Hole Airport, Jackson, WY
Document Number: 2018-06407
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its determination that the Noise Exposure Maps submitted by the Jackson Hole Airport Board for the Jackson Hole Airport in Jackson, Wyoming, under the provisions of the Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act and FAA's ensuing regulations, are in compliance with applicable requirements. The FAA also announces that it is reviewing a proposed Noise Compatibility Program that was submitted for the Jackson Hole Airport under FAA's regulations in conjunction with the Noise Exposure Maps, and that this program will be approved or disapproved on or before September 19, 2018.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Protection of Voluntarily Submitted Information
Document Number: 2018-06405
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-05
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 an information collection.
Airworthiness Directives; Piper Aircraft, Inc.
Document Number: 2018-06336
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-04-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2018-02-05 for certain Piper Aircraft, Inc. Models PA-28-140, PA-28-150, PA-28-151, PA-28-160, PA-28-161, PA-28-180, PA-28-181, PA-28-236, PA-28-201T, PA- 28R-180, PA-28R-200, PA-28R-201, PA-28R-201T, PA-28RT-201, and PA-28RT- 201T airplanes. AD 2018-02- 05 required inspecting the fuel tank selector cover to verify the left and right fuel tank selector placards are located at the proper positions and replacing those that are improperly located with new placards. This AD addresses the same unsafe condition and requires the same actions as AD 2018-02-05, but changes the inspection of the fuel tank selector cover to a preflight check and allows for various fuel selector clocking configurations. This AD was prompted by our determination to allow the owner/operator (pilot) holding at least a private pilot certificate to perform the preflight check. We are issuing this AD to allow the pilot to do a preflight check of the fuel selector placards.
Special Conditions: SWS Certification Services, Ltd., Boeing Model 747-8 Airplanes; Installation of an Overhead Passenger-Sleeping Compartment in the Main Deck
Document Number: 2018-06802
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-04-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Boeing Model 747-8 airplane. This airplane, as modified by SWS Certification Services, Ltd. (SWS), will have a novel or unusual design feature when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport-category airplanes. This design feature is the installation of an overhead passenger-sleeping compartment in the main deck. 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Air Taxi and Commercial Operator Airport Activity Survey
Document Number: 2018-06751
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-03
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 for renewal of information collection. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on November 8, 2017. The collection involves requesting that small on- demand operators voluntarily provide the number of revenue passengers that boarded their aircraft at each airport annually. This information is used in determining an airport's category and eligibility for federal funding on an annual basis. It is not available through any other federal data source.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Special Awareness Training for the Washington DC Metropolitan Area
Document Number: 2018-06749
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-03
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 an information collection. This collection of information is required of persons who must receive training and testing in order to fly within 60 nautical miles (NM) of the Washington, DC omni-directional range/distance measuring equipment (DCA VOR/DME).
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Revised Approval of Information Collection: Aviation Maintenance Technician School
Document Number: 2018-06747
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-03
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 revise an information collection. The respondents to this information collection are certificate holders or applicants. The information collected determines compliance with applicant eligibility and ensures that certificated AMTSs meet the minimum requirements for procedures and curriculum set forth by the FAA. This revised filing accounts for the recent implementation of operation specifications, corrects the current enrollment figure cited in 2016, and adds sections that were not previously included in the burden assessment.
Amendment of Restricted Areas R-2907C; Lake George, FL, R-2910B, R-2910C, and R-2910E; Pinecastle, FL
Document Number: 2018-06746
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-04-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action corrects a final rule, technical amendment published in the Federal Register on March 13, 2018 that incorrectly stated the location of restricted area R-2907C in Florida.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Neptune Aviation Transport Services, Inc.
Document Number: 2018-06679
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of Federal Aviation 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.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-05028
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-04-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are revising an earlier proposal for all The Boeing Company Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800, -900, and -900ER series airplanes; Model 757 airplanes; and Model 767 airplanes. This action revises the notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) by adding Model 737-8 airplanes and future Model 737 airplanes to the applicability. 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 changes.
Fourteenth RTCA SC-230 Airborne Weather Detection Systems Plenary
Document Number: 2018-06600
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of Fourteenth RTCA SC-230 Airborne Weather Detection Systems Plenary.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-06590
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-04-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A318, A319, and A320 series airplanes, and Model A321-111, -112, -131, -211, -212, -213, -231, -232, -251N, -253N, and - 271N airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a revision of an airworthiness limitations document that specifies more restrictive maintenance requirements and airworthiness limitations. This proposed AD would require revising the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate the specified maintenance requirements and airworthiness limitations. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Research, Engineering and Development Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2018-06586
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of the Research, Engineering & Development Advisory Committee meeting.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH (Previously Eurocopter Deutschland GmbH) Helicopters
Document Number: 2018-06448
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-04-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to revise Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2013-21-05 for Eurocopter Deutschland GmbH (now Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH) (Airbus Helicopters) Model EC135 P1, P2, P2+, T1, T2, and T2+ helicopters. AD 2013-21-05 requires an initial and repetitive inspections of certain bearings and modifying the floor and a rod. Since we issued AD 2013-21-05, we have determined that modifying the floor and rod removes the unsafe condition. This proposed AD would retain the requirements of AD 2013-21-05 but remove the repetitive inspections. The actions of this proposed AD are intended to prevent an unsafe condition on these products.