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Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-26474
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus SAS Model A330-223F and Model A330-243F airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report of cracking at fastener holes located at a certain frame on the lower shell panel junction. This AD requires repetitive special detailed inspections (rototest) of certain fastener holes located at the lower shell junction of a certain frame on both left- hand (LH) and right-hand (RH) sides, and applicable related investigative and corrective actions. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; C Series Aircraft Limited Partnership (CSALP) (Type Certificate Previously Held by Bombardier, Inc.) Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-26473
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain C Series Aircraft Limited Partnership (CSALP) Model BD-500-1A10 and BD- 500-1A11 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of dislodged cargo compartment blowout panels. This AD requires repetitive inspections for any dislodged blow-out panel in the forward and aft cargo compartments, reporting of the inspection findings, and reinstallation if necessary. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-26464
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A350-941 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports that, for multimaterial (hybrid) joints of the passenger door frame fittings, the interfay sealant was not applied between all surfaces of the joint parts. This AD requires modification of the hybrid joints of the passenger doors by applying additional corrosion protection to the hybrid joints of the passenger door frame fittings. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Fokker Services B.V. Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-26463
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Fokker Services B.V. Model F28 Mark 0070 and 0100 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports that debris from the parking brake shut off valve (PBSOV) could create a partial blockage of the restrictor check valve in the hydraulic return line of the PBSOV. This AD requires replacing the restrictor check valve with an improved valve that has a filter screen. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-26462
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-12-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2016-16- 01, which applies to certain Airbus SAS Model A330-200 Freighter, -200, and -300 series airplanes. AD 2016-16-01 requires an inspection of affected structural parts in the cargo and cabin compartments to determine if proper heat treatment has been done, and replacement or repair if necessary. Since we issued AD 2016-16-01, we have determined that additional affected parts in the cabin compartment structure must also be inspected. This proposed AD would retain the requirements of AD 2016-16-01 and require inspection of additional locations of the cabin compartment structure. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Noise Exposure Map Notice; Receipt of Noise Compatibility Program and Request for Review; Westover Airport; Chicopee and Ludlow, Massachusetts
Document Number: 2018-26478
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its determination that the noise exposure map for Westover Airport is in compliance with applicable requirements. The FAA also announces that it is reviewing a proposed noise compatibility program that was submitted for Westover Airport in conjunction with the noise exposure map, and that this program will be approved or disapproved on or before May 6, 2019.
Notice of Intent of Waiver With Respect to Land; Prairie Du Chien Municipal Airport, Prairie Du Chien, WI
Document Number: 2018-26476
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is considering a proposal to change 0.38 acres of Clear Zone Easement contained in Parcel 17 to Avigation Easement in exchange for converting 1.23 acres of Avigation Easement contained in Parcel 20 to Clear Zone Easement. Both Parcel 17 and Parcel 20 share a common boundary and are owned by Crossing Rivers Health Center located at Prairie du Chien Municipal Airport, Prairie du Chien, WI. The proposed release of 0.38 acres of Clear Zone Easement to Avigation Easement is not in the Runway Protection Zone (RPZ). Of the easement being converted to Clear Zone from Avigation Easement in exchange for the release, 0.89 acres (of the 1.23 acres) lies in the RPZ, which brings that portion of the RPZ into conformance with FAA standards and policies. The release of 0.38 acres from Clear Zone Easement to Avigation Easement is required to build an Access Road to the Crossing Rivers Health Center and install a sign for the hospital. The conversion from Clear Zone Easement to Avigation Easement will not result in any impact to surfaces protected by Part 77 or airport design surfaces. The Clear Zone Easement was originally purchased to enable the Airport to ensure airport compatible development. The proposed future use of 0.38 acres of the land as an access road will prevent any incompatible development of the surrounding area in the RPZ.
Special Conditions: Textron Aviation Inc. Model 700 Airplane; Operation Without Normal Electrical Power
Document Number: 2018-26455
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Textron Aviation Inc. (Textron) Model 700 airplane. This airplane will have a novel or unusual design feature when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport-category airplanes. These design features are electrical and electronic systems that perform critical functions, the loss of which could be catastrophic to the airplane. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for these design features. 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: Commercial Air Tour Operator Reports
Document Number: 2018-26406
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-06
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 to renew an information collection. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on September 19, 2018. The commercial air tour operational data provided to the FAA and the National Park Service will be used by the agencies as background information useful in the development of air tour management plans and voluntary agreements for purposes of meeting the mandate of the National Parks Air Tour Management Act (NPATMA) of 2000.
Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce plc Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2018-26393
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding airworthiness directive (AD) 2018-13-07 for all Rolls-Royce plc (RR) Trent 1000-A, Trent 1000-C, Trent 1000-D, Trent 1000-E, Trent 1000-G, and Trent 1000-H turbofan engine models. AD 2018-13-07 required initial inspections of the intermediate-pressure compressor (IPC) stage 1 rotor blades, IPC stage 2 rotor blades, and IPC shaft stage 2 dovetail posts, and removing any cracked parts from service. This AD requires initial inspections and adds repetitive inspections of the IPC stage 1 rotor blades, IPC stage 2 rotor blades, and IPC shaft stage 2 dovetail posts, and removing any cracked parts from service. This AD was prompted by the manufacturer determining the need for repetitive inspections of the IPC stage 1 rotor blades, IPC stage 2 rotor blades, and IPC shaft stage 2 dovetail posts. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-26365
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 737-8 and -9 airplanes. This emergency AD was sent previously to all known U.S. owners and operators of these airplanes. This AD requires revising certificate limitations and operating procedures of the airplane flight manual (AFM) to provide the flight crew with runaway horizontal stabilizer trim procedures to follow under certain conditions. This AD was prompted by analysis performed by the manufacturer showing that if an erroneously high single angle of attack (AOA) sensor input is received by the flight control system, there is a potential for repeated nose-down trim commands of the horizontal stabilizer. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Pacific Aerospace Limited Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-26364
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Pacific Aerospace Limited Model 750XL 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 insufficient clearance between the pitot tubes and the primary support at the flame arrester intersection. We are issuing this AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-26362
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A318, A319, A320, and A321 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by an evaluation by the design approval holder (DAH) indicating that the principal structural elements and certain life- limited parts are subject to widespread fatigue damage (WFD). This AD requires revising the existing maintenance or inspection program to incorporate new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-26361
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-12-06
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 cracks caused by corrosion of the edge of the bore of the spot face and corrosion of the lug bore of certain side-strut support fitting lugs. This proposed AD would require repetitive detailed inspections of the left and right side-strut support fitting lugs with bushings installed for any corrosion, any crack, or any severed lug; repetitive detailed and high frequency eddy current (HFEC) inspections of the left and right side-strut support fitting lugs with bushings removed for any corrosion or any crack; and applicable on-condition actions. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-26360
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-12-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A330-201, -202, and -203, and Model A330-301, -302, and -303 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of damaged drain pipes located above the lower aft pylon fairing (LAPF), caused by a contact between the drain pipe and the two u-shape ribs of the LAPF. This proposed AD would require a special detailed inspection for damage and corrective actions, if necessary. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Rockwell Collins, Inc. Flight Management Systems
Document Number: 2018-26253
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-12-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Rockwell Collins, Inc. (Rockwell Collins) flight management systems (FMS) installed on airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of the flight management computer (FMC) software issuing incorrect turn commands when the altitude climb field is edited or the temperature compensation is activated on the FMS control display unit. This proposed AD would require disabling the automatic temperature compensation feature of the FMS through the configuration strapping units (CSU) and revising the airplane flight manual (AFM) Limitations section. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2018-26246
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This rule establishes, amends, suspends, or removes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and associated Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures (ODPs) for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions are needed because of the adoption of new or revised criteria, or because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System, such as the commissioning of new navigational facilities, adding new obstacles, or changing air traffic requirements. These changes are designed to provide safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace and to promote safe flight operations under instrument flight rules at the affected airports.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2018-26244
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This rule amends, suspends, or removes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and associated Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions are needed because of the adoption of new or revised criteria, or because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System, such as the commissioning of new navigational facilities, adding new obstacles, or changing air traffic requirements. These changes are designed to provide for the safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace and to promote safe flight operations under instrument flight rules at the affected airports.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Training and Qualification Requirements for Check Airmen and Flight Instructors
Document Number: 2018-26329
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-04
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 [a new or to renew an] information collection. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on September 19, 2018. The information collected is used to allow some experienced pilots who would otherwise qualify as flight instructors or check airmen, but who are not medically eligible to hold the requisite medical certificate, to perform flight instructor or check airmen functions.
Revocation of Class E Airspace; Sunol, CA
Document Number: 2018-26209
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action removes Class E airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface at Sunol, CA. This airspace is wholly contained within the Sacramento en route airspace area and duplication is not necessary.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Kemmerer, WY
Document Number: 2018-26195
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E surface area airspace at Kemmerer Municipal Airport, Kemmerer, WY, by enlarging the airspace area north of the airport and removing the Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) part-time status for the airspace. Also, this action reduces Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface and removes Class E airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface.
Random Drug and Alcohol Testing Percentage Rates of Covered Aviation Employees for the Period of January 1, 2019, Through December 31, 2019
Document Number: 2018-26199
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA has determined that the minimum random drug and alcohol testing percentage rates for the period January 1, 2019, through December 31, 2019, will remain at 25 percent of safety- sensitive employees for random drug testing and 10 percent of safety- sensitive employees for random alcohol testing.
Office of Commercial Space Transportation: Notice of Availability and Request for Comment on the Draft Environmental Assessment for Issuing SpaceX a Launch License for an In-Flight Dragon Abort Test, Kennedy Space Center, Brevard County, Florida
Document Number: 2018-26075
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-30
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 Environmental Assessment for Issuing SpaceX a Launch License for an In-flight Dragon Abort Test, Kennedy Space Center, Brevard County, Florida (Draft EA).
Airworthiness Directives; Leonardo S.p.A. (Type Certificate Previously Held by Finmeccanica S.p.A. and AgustaWestland S.p.A.) Helicopters
Document Number: 2018-26071
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-11-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Leonardo S.p.A. (Leonardo) Model AW189 helicopters. This AD requires replacing the tail plane lower fitting with an improved tail plane lower fitting. This AD was prompted by reports of cracks on the tail plane fittings of Model AW189 helicopters. The actions of this AD are intended to correct an unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; General Electric Company Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2018-26038
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-11-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain General Electric Company (GE) GEnx-2B67, -2B67B, and -2B67/P turbofan engines. This AD was prompted by low-cycle fatigue (LCF) cracking of the fuel manifold leading to an engine fire. This AD requires removal from service of certain fuel manifolds at the next engine shop visit and their replacement with parts eligible for installation. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; CFM International S.A. Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2018-26026
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-11-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all CFM International S.A. (CFM) LEAP-1B21, LEAP-1B23, LEAP-1B25, LEAP-1B27, LEAP-1B28, LEAP-1B28B1, LEAP-1B28B2, LEAP-1B28B2C, LEAP-1B28B3, LEAP- 1B28BBJ1, and LEAP-1B28BBJ2 turbofan engines with a certain high- pressure turbine (HPT) stator case (HPT cases) installed. This AD requires removal of affected HPT cases from service and their replacement with a part eligible for installation. This AD was prompted by the discovery of a quality escape at a manufacturing facility involving unapproved welds on HPT cases. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Dassault Aviation Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-25658
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-11-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Dassault Aviation Model Falcon 10 airplanes. This AD was prompted by a determination that new and more restrictive maintenance requirements and airworthiness limitations are necessary. This AD requires revising the existing maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new or more restrictive maintenance requirements and airworthiness limitations. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Beverly Hills Aerials, LLC
Document Number: 2018-25977
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-29
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.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Overwatch Aero, LLC
Document Number: 2018-25976
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-29
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; Bombardier, Inc., Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-25880
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-11-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model BD-100-1A10 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report that certain split ball bearings used in main landing gear (MLG) side brace actuator assemblies are manufactured from material that does not meet the required material properties. This proposed AD would require an inspection of the left and right MLG side brace actuator assembly and, if necessary, replacement of the split ball bearing. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Hoffmann GmbH & Co. KG Propellers
Document Number: 2018-25780
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-11-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are revising airworthiness directive (AD) 2018-20-03 for certain Hoffmann GmbH & Co. KG (Hoffmann) model HO-V 62 propellers. AD 2018-20-03 required removal of the affected propeller blades and installation of modified propeller blades marked with a change letter ``A'' or ``B'' suffix. This AD requires the removal and replacement of the affected propeller blades and installation of modified propeller blades marked with a change letter ``A'' or ``B'' suffix. This AD was prompted by a determination that the applicability and installation prohibition paragraphs of AD 2018-20-03 were incorrect. We inadvertently included all Hoffmann model HO-V 62 propeller blades that did not have a change letter ``A'' or ``B'' suffix added to the serial number (S/N) and marked on the blade in the applicability and installation prohibition paragraphs of AD 2018-20-03. Only Hoffmann model HO-V 62 propellers with certain S/Ns without a change letter ``A'' or ``B'' suffix are affected. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Proposed Amendment of Air Traffic Service (ATS) Route T-333; Western United States
Document Number: 2018-25711
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-11-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Area Navigation (RNAV) Route T- 333 in the western United States. The modification is necessary due to the planned decommissioning of Priest, CA, VOR navigation aid (NAVAID), which provides navigation guidance for portions of affected ATS route V-485. The decommissioning has rendered portions of V-485 unusable and amending T-333 will overcome affected portions of V-485. The Priest, CA, VOR is being decommissioned as part of the FAA's VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) program.
Proposed Amendment of Air Traffic Service (ATS) Route T-331; Western United States
Document Number: 2018-25710
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-11-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Area Navigation (RNAV) Route T- 331 in the western United States. The modification is necessary due to the planned decommissioning of Clovis, CA, VOR portion of the VOR/ Tactical Air Navigation (VORTAC) navigation aid (NAVAID), which provides navigation guidance for portions of affected ATS route V-23. The decommissioning has rendered portions of V-23 unusable and amending T-331 helps overcome affected portions of V-23. The Clovis, CA, VOR is being decommissioned as part of the FAA's VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) program.
Proposed Amendment of E Airspace; Flippin, AR
Document Number: 2018-25706
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-11-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Marion County Regional Airport, Flippin, AR, and Baxter County Airport, Mountain Home, AR, which is contained within the Flippin, AR, airspace legal description. The FAA is proposing this action as the result of the decommissioning of the Flippin VHF omnidirectional range (VOR) navigation aid, which provided navigation information for the instrument procedures at these airports, as part of the VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) Program. The geographic coordinates of the Marion County Regional Airport and name of Baxter County Airport would also be updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-25663
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-11-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A330-200 Freighter, A330-200, and A330-300 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by a revision of a certain airworthiness limitations item (ALI) document, which specifies new or more restrictive maintenance instructions and airworthiness limitations, and a determination that those maintenance instructions and airworthiness limitations are necessary. This AD requires revising the existing maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new or more restrictive maintenance instructions and airworthiness limitations. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Fokker Services B.V. Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-25662
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-11-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Fokker Services B.V. Model F28 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports that filters, which are integral to certain T-unions in the landing gear hydraulic control system, disconnected from their housing and, in some cases, migrated. This AD requires replacing certain T- unions with an integral filter with T-unions without an integral filter. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Dassault Aviation Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-25661
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-11-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Dassault Aviation Model MYSTERE-FALCON 50, MYSTERE-FALCON 900, and FALCON 900EX airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of cracked reinforcing straps (doublers) on the ailerons of airplanes equipped with blended winglets. This AD requires repetitive detailed inspections for cracking of the upper and lower reinforcing straps on the ailerons, 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: 2018-25394
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-11-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 747-8 and 747-8F series airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report that flightcrew oxygen masks did not function as designed during flight testing. This AD requires an inspection to determine if certain oxygen masks/regulators are installed, and replacement if necessary. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-25392
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-11-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A330-200 series airplanes; Model A330-200 Freighter series airplanes; and Model A330-300 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by revisions to certain airworthiness limitation item (ALI) documents, which specify more restrictive instructions and/or airworthiness limitations. This AD requires revising the existing maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new or more restrictive instructions and/or airworthiness limitation requirements. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Revisions to Civil Penalty Amounts
Document Number: 2018-24930
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-11-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Federal Railroad Administration, Maritime Administration, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation, Office of the Secretary
In accordance with the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015, this final rule provides the 2018 inflation adjustment to civil penalty amounts that may be imposed for violations of certain DOT regulations. This rule also finalizes the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's and the Office of the Secretary's catch-up inflation adjustment interim final rules required by the same Act.
Proposed Expansion of R-3803 Restricted Area Complex; Fort Polk, LA
Document Number: 2018-25707
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-11-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to expand the R-3803 restricted area complex in central Louisiana by establishing four new restricted areas, R-3803C, R-3803D, R-3803E, and R-3803F, and make minor technical amendments to the existing R-3803A and R-3803B legal descriptions for improved operational efficiency and administrative standardization. The proposed restricted area establishments and amendments support U.S. Army Joint Readiness Training Center training requirements at Fort Polk for military units preparing for overseas deployment.
Notice of Intent of Waiver With Respect to Land; Indianapolis International Airport, Indianapolis, Indiana
Document Number: 2018-25578
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is considering a proposal to change 131.227 acres of airport land from aeronautical use to non-aeronautical use and to authorize the sale of airport property located at Indianapolis International Airport, Indianapolis, Indiana. The aforementioned land is not needed for aeronautical use. The 131.227 acres is located along High School Road between Sam Jones Expressway to the south and the CSX railroad to the north. The land formerly served as parking areas for Indianapolis International Airport. The proposed use of the property is to be used for corporate development.
Public Notice for Intent To Release Airport Property
Document Number: 2018-25577
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to rule and invites public comment on the release of land at the Palmer Municipal Airport, Palmer, Alaska.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Madison, MN
Document Number: 2018-25576
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-11-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies Class E airspace extending up to 700 feet above the surface at Lac Qui Parle County Airport, Madison, MN, to accommodate new standard instrument approach procedures for instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport. The FAA is taking this action due to the decommissioning of the Madison non-directional radio beacon (NDB) and cancellation of the associated approach. This enhances the safety and management of IFR operations at the airport.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Carrizo Springs, TX
Document Number: 2018-25575
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-11-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Dimmit County Airport, Carrizo Springs, TX. The FAA is proposing this action as a result of the decommissioning of the Dimmit non-directional beacon (NDB). The geographic coordinates of the airport would also be updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.
Establishment of Class E Airspace, and Amendment of Class D Airspace and Class E Airspace; Dothan, AL
Document Number: 2018-25569
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-11-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E surface airspace at Dothan Regional Airport, Dothan, AL. The Class E surface airspace is established for the safety of aircraft landing and departing the airport when the air traffic control tower is closed. Also, this action amends Class D airspace by updating the airport's name and geographic coordinates, as well as replacing the outdated term `Airport/Facility Directory' with `Chart Supplement'. Additionally, the geographic coordinates of the airport and Wiregrass VORTAC are adjusted in the associated Class E airspace to match the FAA's aeronautical database; as well as removing the part-time status of the airspace for Class E airspace designated as an extension to a Class D surface area. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at this airport.
Proposed Amendment of Class D Airspace and Class E Airspace; Schenectady, NY, Ithaca, NY, and Albany, NY
Document Number: 2018-25564
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-11-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class D airspace, Class E airspace designated as an extension to a Class D surface area, and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface at Schenectady County Airport, Schenectady, NY, and Albany, NY by updating the geographic coordinates of this airport, Saratoga County Airport, Hunter NDB, and Cambridge VORTAC. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at this airport. This action also would replace the outdated term Airport/Facility Directory with the term Chart Supplement in the legal descriptions of associated Class D and E airspace of Schenectady County Airport, Schenectady, NY, and Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport, Ithaca, NY.
Airworthiness Directives; MD Helicopters Inc. (MDHI) Helicopters
Document Number: 2018-25497
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-11-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for MDHI Model 369A, 369D, 369E, 369FF, 369H, 369HE, 369HM, 369HS, 500N, and 600N helicopters. This proposed AD would require inspecting each main rotor blade (MRB) for a crack. This proposed AD is prompted by reports of cracked MRBs. The actions of this proposed AD are intended to address an unsafe condition on these helicopters.
Airworthiness Directives; Saab AB, Saab Aeronautics (Formerly Known as Saab AB, Saab Aerosystems) Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-25495
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-11-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Saab AB, Saab Aeronautics Model SAAB 2000 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports that certain fuel probes indicated misleading fuel quantities on the engine indicating and crew alerting system (EICAS). This proposed AD would require a functional check of certain fuel probes, and replacement with a serviceable part if necessary. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-25494
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-11-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are removing Airworthiness Directive (AD) 93-14-19, which applied to certain The Boeing Company Model 767-200 and -300 series airplanes. AD 93-14-19 required inspections for disbonding of the trailing edge wedge of the leading edge slat; and repair, if necessary. We issued AD 93-14-19 to prevent the loss of a trailing edge wedge, which could result in reduced maneuver margins, reduced speed margins to stall, and unexpected roll before stall warning, all of which would adversely affect the controllability of the airplane. Since we issued AD 93-14-19, an updated stability and control analysis showed that the worst-case scenario of a trailing edge wedge disbond in-flight would not adversely affect the controllability of the airplane. Accordingly, AD 93-14-19 is removed.