Federal Aviation Administration February 2019 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-02558
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-02-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus SAS Model A318 series; Model A319 series; Model A320 series; and Model A321-111, -112, -131, -211, -212, -213, -231, and -232 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of multiple angle of attack (AoA) probe blockages. This AD requires all elevator aileron computer (ELAC) units to be upgraded with new software, or replaced with upgraded units. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-02552
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-02-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2018-19- 18, which applies to certain Airbus SAS Model A300 B4-603, B4-620, and B4-622 airplanes; Model A300 B4-600R series airplanes; Model A300 C4- 605R Variant F airplanes; and Model A300 F4-605R airplanes. AD 2018-19- 18 requires, depending on airplane configuration, a modification of certain angle fitting attachment holes; repetitive inspections for cracking of certain holes of the internal lower angle fitting web, certain holes of the internal lower angle fitting horizontal splicing, the aft bottom panel, and a certain junction area; and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. Since we issued AD 2018-19-18, we have determined that additional airplanes are affected by the unsafe condition. This proposed AD would retain the actions required by AD 2018-19-18, expand the applicability, and, for certain airplanes, would require repetitive inspections for cracking of certain holes of the center wing box (CWB) lower angle fittings and the CWB lower panel, and corrective actions if necessary. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Pratt & Whitney Division (PW) Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2019-02453
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-02-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Pratt & Whitney Division (PW) PW4074, PW4074D, PW4077, PW4077D, PW4084D, PW4090, and PW4090-3 turbofan engines. This AD was prompted by an in-flight failure of a 1st-stage low-pressure compressor (LPC) blade. This AD requires initial and repetitive thermal acoustic imaging (TAI) inspections for cracks in certain 1st-stage LPC blades and removal of those blades that fail inspection. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Notice of Opportunity for Public Comment on Non-Rule Making Action To Change Land Use From Aeronautical to Non-Aeronautical at Mobile Downtown Airport, Mobile, Alabama
Document Number: 2019-02372
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Notice is being given that the FAA is considering a request from the Mobile Airport Authority to waive the requirement for one (1) parcel of surplus property totaling 0.88 acres, located on Mobile Downtown Airport, be used for aeronautical purposes.
Airworthiness Directives; Viking Air Limited (Type Certificate Previously Held by Bombardier, Inc.; Canadair Limited) Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-02162
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-02-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2013-11-03, which applied to certain Viking Air Limited Model CL-215-1A10 and CL- 215-6B11 (CL-215T Variant) airplanes. AD 2013-11-03 required repetitive detailed inspections for cracking of the left-hand (LH) and right-hand (RH) wing lower skin, and repair if necessary. This AD requires repetitive borescope inspections of the LH and RH wing lower skin and repetitive eddy current inspections of the LH and RH wing front and rear lower spar caps. This AD was prompted by reports of a fractured wing lower rear spar cap and reinforcing strap and a report of cracking of the wing lower skin and rear spar. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-02161
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-02-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A330-200, -200F, and -300 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by a revision of the airworthiness limitations section (ALS), which provides new and more restrictive maintenance requirements and airworthiness limitations for airplane structures and systems. This AD requires revising the existing maintenance or inspection program to incorporate new maintenance requirements and airworthiness limitations. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-02160
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-02-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 787 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report of an uncommanded descent and turn that occurred after an inflight switch to the spare flight management function (FMF). This AD requires an inspection of the flight management system (FMS) to determine if certain operational program software (OPS) is installed and installation of new FMS OPS and a software check if necessary. For certain airplanes, this AD also requires concurrent actions. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-02159
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-02-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 777-200, -200LR, -300, and -300ER series airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report that showed a non- compliance exists on some in-service galley attendant seat fitting installations. The non-compliance could result in flight attendant seats failing in a high-G crash. This AD requires modifications for galley mounted seat fittings. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Hazardous Materials Training Requirements
Document Number: 2019-02306
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-14
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 November 02, 2018. This collection involves FAA certification process requirements for operators and repair stations who are required to submit documentation related to hazardous materials training programs.
Airworthiness Directives; ATR-GIE Avions de Transport Régional Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-02158
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-02-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all ATRGIE Avions de Transport R[eacute]gional Model ATR72 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a determination that new or more restrictive maintenance instructions and airworthiness limitations are necessary. This proposed AD would require revising the existing maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new or more restrictive maintenance instructions and airworthiness limitations. 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: 2019-02073
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-02-14
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.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2019-02071
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-02-14
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.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2019-02052
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-02-14
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: 2019-02050
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-02-14
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Certification Procedures for Products and Parts
Document Number: 2019-02133
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-13
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 a previously approved information collection. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on September 26, 2018. Applicable federal regulations prescribe certification standards for aircraft, aircraft engines, propellers appliances and parts. The information collected is used to determine compliance and applicant eligibility. The respondents are aircraft parts designers, manufacturers, and aircraft owners.
Establishment of Class E Airspace and Amendment of Class E Airspace; Ephrata, WA
Document Number: 2019-02084
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-02-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface, and modifies Class E surface area airspace at Ephrata Municipal Airport, Ephrata, WA. This action also updates the geographic coordinates of the airport in the associated Class E airspace areas 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 E surface airspace legal description replacing ``Airport/ Facility Directory'' with the term ``Chart Supplement''.
Establishment of Class E Airspace, Amendment of Class D Airspace, and Revocation of Class E Airspace; Tacoma, WA
Document Number: 2019-02074
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-02-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E surface area airspace, and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Tacoma Narrows Airport, Tacoma, WA. This action removes Class E airspace designated as an extension at Tacoma Narrows Airport. Additionally, this action updates the geographic coordinates of the airport and replaces the outdated term Airport/Facility Directory with the term Chart Supplement in the Class D airspace description. These changes are necessary to accommodate airspace redesign for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations within the National Airspace System.
Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace, and Establishment of Class E Airspace; Honolulu, HI
Document Number: 2019-02069
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-02-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class D airspace, and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface, and establishes Class E surface area airspace at Wheeler Army Airfield (AAF), Honolulu, HI. This action also updates the airport name and geographic coordinates in the associated Class D and E airspace areas to match the FAA's aeronautical database, and replaces outdated language in the airspace description, and makes an editorial change to the airspace designations.
Proposed Amendment of VOR Federal Airways V-8, V-92, V-214, and V-438 in the Vicinity of Grantsville, MD
Document Number: 2019-02067
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-02-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways V-8, V-92, V-214, and V-438 due to planned decommissioning of the Grantsville, MD, VOR/DME navigation aid which provides navigation guidance for segments of the routes.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Oscoda, MI
Document Number: 2019-02056
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-02-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies Class E airspace at Oscoda-Wurtsmith Airport, Oscoda, MI. This action is required due to the decommissioning of the Au Sable VHF omnidirectional range (VOR) navigation aid, which provided navigation guidance for the instrument procedures at the airport, as part of the VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) Program. Also, the geographic coordinates for the airport in the associated airspace are updated to coincide with the FAA' s aeronautical database. Airspace redesign is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at this airport.
Amendment of Class E Airspace for the Following Alaska Towns; Toksook Bay, AK; Unalakleet, AK; Wainwright, AK; and Yakutat, AK
Document Number: 2019-02054
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-02-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies Class E airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface at Toksook Bay Airport, Toksook Bay, AK; Unalakleet Airport, Unalakleet, AK; Wainwright Airport, Wainwright, AK; and Yakutat Airport, Yakutat, AK. This action adds exclusionary language to the legal descriptions of these airports for Class E airspace extending beyond 12 miles from the shoreline, and ensures the safety and management of aircraft within the National Airspace System.
External Marking Requirement for Small Unmanned Aircraft
Document Number: 2019-00765
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-02-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This interim final rule requires small unmanned aircraft owners to display the unique identifier assigned by the FAA upon completion of the registration process (registration number) on an external surface of the aircraft. Small unmanned aircraft owners are no longer permitted to enclose the FAA-issued registration number in a compartment.
Safe and Secure Operations of Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems
Document Number: 2019-00758
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-02-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is considering additional rulemaking in response to public safety and national security concerns associated with the ongoing integration of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) into the National Airspace System (NAS). The FAA is seeking information from the public in response to the questions contained in this ANPRM. Specifically, the FAA seeks comment on whether and in what circumstances the FAA should promulgate new rulemaking to require stand-off distances, additional operating and performance restrictions, the use of UAS Traffic Management (UTM), and additional payload restrictions. The FAA also seeks comment on whether it should prescribe design requirements and require that unmanned aircraft be equipped with critical safety systems.
Operation of Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Over People
Document Number: 2019-00732
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-02-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to amend its rules applicable to the operation of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). This rulemaking would allow operations of small unmanned aircraft over people in certain conditions and operations of small UAS at night without obtaining a waiver. It would also require remote pilots in command to present their remote pilot in command certificate as well as identification to certain Federal, State, or local officials, upon request, and proposes to amend the knowledge testing requirements in the rules that apply to small UAS operations to require training every 24 calendar months. This proposal would be the next phase in integrating small UAS using a risk-based approach. These amendments would allow expanded small UAS operations and reduce the knowledge testing burden on remote pilot in command certificate holders.
Amendment of Restricted Areas R-5502A and R-5502B; Lacarne, OH
Document Number: 2019-02065
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-02-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action updates the using agency information for restricted areas R-5502A and R-5502B; Lacarne, OH, and updates the controlling agency information for R-5502A. Additionally, this action adds exclusion language to the R-5502B boundaries information to overcome potential controlling agency confusion caused when both restricted areas are active in the same volume of airspace. These are administrative changes to reflect the current organizations tasked with using agency and controlling agency responsibilities for the restricted areas. It does not affect the overall R-5502 restricted area complex boundaries, designated altitudes, time of designation, or activities conducted within the restricted areas.
Proposed Modification of the Miami, FL, Class B Airspace; and the Fort Lauderdale, FL, Class C Airspace Areas; Public Meeting Postponement
Document Number: 2019-02058
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-02-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces the postponement of a fact-finding informal airspace meeting regarding a plan to modify the Miami, FL, Class B Airspace, and the Fort Lauderdale, FL, Class C Airspace areas. The meeting was previously scheduled for February 27, 2019.
Airworthiness Directives; Pacific Aerospace Ltd. Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-01541
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-02-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Pacific Aerospace Ltd. Model FBA-2C1, FBA-2C2, FBA-2C3, and FBA-2C4 airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report of corrosion found in the external and internal surfaces of an elevator push-pull rod. This AD requires an inspection for corrosion of the elevator push-pull rod assembly, and corrective actions if necessary. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-01522
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-02-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A321-111, -112, -131, -211, -212, -213, -231, and -232 airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report that during removal of left-hand (LH) gear rib 5, four failed fasteners were discovered. This AD requires a one-time ultrasonic inspection of the LH and right-hand (RH) wing rib 5-to-rear spar attachments for cracked or failed fasteners, and if necessary, a detailed inspection of the gear rib 5 and spar web for cracks and damage; a rotating probe test of the gear rib and spar web bolt holes for cracks and damage; reaming the gear rib and the spar web bolt holes; and replacement of cracked or failed fasteners. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-01520
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-02-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 737-100, -200, -200C, -300, -400, and -500 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report of cracks in a certain body station (STA) frame web and doubler at fastener holes common to the stop fitting at a certain stringer. This AD requires repetitive surface high frequency eddy current (HFEC) inspections for cracking of the frame web and doubler at the stop fitting at a certain stringer, and applicable on-condition actions. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; the Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-01518
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-02-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2016-18-01, which applied to certain The Boeing Company Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800, -900, and -900ER series airplanes. AD 2016-18-01 required repetitive lubrication of the forward and aft trunnion pin assemblies of the right and left main landing gears (MLGs); repetitive inspection of these assemblies for corrosion and chrome damage, and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary; and installation of new or modified trunnion pin assembly components, which terminated the repetitive lubrication and repetitive inspections. Since we issued AD 2016-18-01, we have determined that rotable parts were not addressed in that AD, and it is therefore necessary to include all airplanes of the affected models in the applicability. This AD retains the requirements of AD 2016-18-01, adds airplanes to the applicability, and prohibits the installation of a MLG or MLG trunnion pin assembly under certain conditions. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Update to Investigative and Enforcement Procedures
Document Number: 2019-00771
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-02-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to revise the procedural rules governing Federal Aviation Administration investigations and enforcement actions. The proposed revisions include updates to statutory and regulatory references, updates to agency organizational structure, elimination of inconsistencies, clarification of ambiguity, increases in efficiency, and improved readability.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; West Union, IA
Document Number: 2019-01706
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-02-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at George L. Scott Municipal Airport, West Union, IA, by updating the geographic coordinates of the airport to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database. This action is due to an airspace review caused by the decommissioning of the Waukon VHF omnidirectional range (VOR), which provided navigation information to the instrument procedures at this airport, as part of the VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) Program.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Lawrenceville, IL
Document Number: 2019-01704
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-02-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Lawrenceville-Vincennes International Airport, Lawrenceville, IL, and Mount Carmel Municipal Airport, Mount Carmel, IL. This action is due to the decommissioning of the Lawrenceville VHF omnidirectional range (VOR) navigation aid, which provided navigation information for the instrument procedures at this airport, as part of the VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) Program. Airspace redesign is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at this airport.
Amendment of Class D and E Airspace; Eau Claire, WI
Document Number: 2019-01703
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-02-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies Class D airspace, Class E airspace designated as a surface area, and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Chippewa Valley Regional Airport, Eau Claire, WI. This action is a result of an airspace review caused by the decommissioning of the Eau Claire non-directional radio beacon (NDB)/outer compass locator (LOM). The name and geographic coordinates of Chippewa Valley Regional Airport and the name of May Clinic Health System-Eau Claire Heliport are also updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.
Amendment of Class D and E Airspace; Milwaukee, WI
Document Number: 2019-01702
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-02-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies Class D airspace and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Lawrence J. Timmerman Airport, Milwaukee, WI, due to the decommissioning of the Timmerman VHF omnidirectional range (VOR) navigation aid, which provided navigation information for the instrument procedures at this airport, as part of the VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) Program. This action would also replace the outdated term ``Airport/Facility Directory'' with ``Chart Supplement.'' Airspace redesign is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at this airport.
Airworthiness Directives; Viking Air Limited Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-01635
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-02-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Viking Air Limited Models DHC-2 Mk. I and DHC-2 Mk. III 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 cracks reported on the forward and aft float strut wire pull fittings. We are issuing this proposed AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Engine Alliance Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2019-01614
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-02-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2018-22-05, which applied to Engine Alliance (EA) GP7270, GP7272, and GP7277 turbofan engines with a certain high-pressure turbine (HPT) case installed. AD 2018-22-05 required removal of affected HPT stator cases (HPT cases) from service and their replacement with a part eligible for installation. This AD retains these requirements, reduces the compliance times for the removal and replacement of certain HPT cases, and identifies additional affected parts that must be removed and replaced. This AD was prompted by the discovery of a quality escape at a manufacturing facility involving unapproved welds on HPT cases. Subsequent additional findings suggested the need for an updated risk analysis, resulting in reduced compliance times for those parts and the identification of additional affected parts. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; General Electric Company Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2019-01589
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-02-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2018-16-07, which applied to certain General Electric Company (GE) GEnx turbofan engines. AD 2018-16-07 required removal and replacement of affected high-pressure turbine (HPT) stator cases (HPT cases). This AD retains those requirements, but reduces certain compliance times. This AD was prompted by the discovery of a quality escape at a manufacturing facility and a determination that the compliance time for the removal and replacement of certain HPT cases must be reduced. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Fokker Services B.V. Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-01527
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-02-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Fokker Services B.V. Model F28 Mark 0070 and 0100 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a determination that new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations are necessary. This proposed AD would require revising the existing maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Viking Air Limited (Type Certificate Previously Held by Bombardier, Inc.; Canadair Limited) Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-01524
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-02-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Viking Air Limited Model CL-215-6B11 (CL-215T Variant) and CL- 215-6B11 (CL-415 Variant) airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report that a supplier fabricated Teflon parts with a charge of 15 percent fiberglass content instead of the specified 5 percent fiberglass content. This proposed AD would require repetitive detailed visual inspections of the aileron control system cables and flap interconnect system cables for damage or disconnected cables, corrective actions if necessary, and replacement of the Teflon parts in the aileron control systems, aileron/rudder interconnect, and aileron power unit beam. The replacement of these parts would terminate the repetitive inspections. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Learjet, Inc. Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-01500
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-02-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2017-11- 09, which applies to certain Learjet, Inc. (Learjet), Model 60 airplanes. AD 2017-11-09 requires a one-time inspection of the fuselage skin for corrosion and, as necessary, additional related inspections and corrective actions. Since we issued AD 2017-11-09, we identified an error in the fluorescent dye penetrant inspection of the fuselage skin and an ambiguity in the compliance time for the fluorescent dye penetrant inspection. We are proposing this AD to clarify the compliance time and correct an error for the fluorescent dye penetrant inspection of the fuselage skin.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Jackman, ME, and Revocation of Class E Airspace; Newton Field, ME
Document Number: 2019-01492
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-02-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Newton Field, Jackman, ME, to accommodate new area navigation (RNAV) global positioning system (GPS) standard instrument approach procedures serving the airport. Also, this action removes duplicative Class E airspace for Newton Field, ME. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at this airport. This action also updates the geographic coordinates of this airport to be in concert with the FAA's aeronautical database.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2019-01137
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-02-08
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: 2019-01133
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-02-08
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.
Airworthiness Directives; International Aero Engines Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2019-01127
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-02-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain International Aero Engines (IAE) PW1100G-JM turbofan engine models with certain low-pressure turbine (LPT) 1st- and 3rd-stage disks installed. This AD was prompted by a report of manufacturing defects found on delivered LPT 1st- and 3rd-stage disks. This AD requires removing the LPT 1st- or 3rd-stage disk from service and replacing with a part eligible for installation. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-00858
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-02-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model DHC-8-102, -103, and -106 airplanes; Model DHC- 8-200 series airplanes; and Model DHC-8-300 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report that a certain modification to the auto relight system is incompatible with a certain beta lockout system modification and could result in de-activation of the auto ignition feature of the No. 2 engine. This AD requires an inspection of the auto ignition system and applicable rectification. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Notice of Release From Federal Surplus Property and Grant Assurance Obligations at Lost Hills Airport, Lost Hills, California
Document Number: 2019-01493
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposes to rule and invites public comment for the release of approximately 336 acres of airport property at the Lost Hills Airport (Airport) in Lost Hills, California from all conditions contained in the Surplus Property Deed and Grant Assurances because the Airport land is not needed for airport purposes. The land requested to be released is located at the northeast corner of State Route 46 and Lost Hills Road in Lost Hills California. The subject land is adjacent to offsite agricultural uses, sewage treatment ponds and residential and commercial development. On the west side of the Airport there is a small industrial lease area and one water well. Whereas, on the southwest portion of the Airport there is a soccer complex, County public park and fire station. The Airport land will be sold via County public auction at Fair Market Value (FMV) for either its existing use as industrial/public facility or conversion to agricultural use. The County public park and fire station currently located on Airport land will be sold at its FMV for continued uninterrupted use. The proceeds from the sale of airport land will be reinvested into Meadows Field and Kern Valley airports, therefore benefitting general aviation. Unamortized Airport Improvement Program Grant funds in the amount of $426,289 will be reinvested into general aviation grant projects at either Meadows Field Airport or Kern Valley Airport, both located in Kern County, California.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; The Boeing Company
Document Number: 2019-01419
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-07
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: 2019-01244
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-02-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 787-8, 787-9, and 787-10 airplanes. This AD requires revising the existing maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations. This AD was prompted by reports of warpage of internal engine fire handle components, which can cause binding and prevent proper operation. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Saab AB, Saab Aeronautics (Formerly Known as Saab AB, Saab Aerosystems) Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-01243
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-02-07
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 an event where the airplane did not respond to the flightcrew's flight control inputs because the pitch trim switches did not disconnect the autopilot. This proposed AD would require modifying the wiring installation for the autopilot disconnect logic. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.