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

Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce plc Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2019-04394
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-03-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding airworthiness directive (AD) 2017-22-13 for certain Rolls-Royce plc (RR) RB211-Trent 900 turbofan engine models. AD 2017-22-13 required an inspection of the drains mast and the replacement or repair of the drains mast if a crack is found. This AD retains this requirement, but adds repetitive inspections and expands the population of affected RR RB211-Trent 900 turbofan engine models. This AD was prompted by RR in-service findings that indicated a need to include part number (P/N) FW29847 drains mast and additional RR RB211- Trent 900 turbofan engines to the affected population. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Pratt & Whitney Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2019-04388
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-03-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2017-11-06, for all Pratt & Whitney (PW) PW2037, PW2037D, PW2037M, PW2040, PW2040D, PW2043, PW2143, PW2643, and F117-PW-100 turbofan engine models. AD 2017-11-06 required initial and repetitive on-wing eddy current inspections (ECIs) of affected engines with certain diffuser and high- pressure turbine (HPT) cases installed. AD 2017-11-06 also required a fluorescent-penetrant inspection (FPI) of the diffuser case rear flange and the HPT case front flange. This AD requires an on-wing ECI of all diffuser case M-flange replacement repairs. This AD was prompted by a rupture of the diffuser-to-HPT case flange. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Manistique, MI
Document Number: 2019-04375
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-03-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface and the Class E airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface at Schoolcraft County Airport, Manistique, MI. The FAA is proposing this action as the result of an airspace review caused by the decommissioning of the Schoolcraft 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 Schoolcraft County Airport would also be 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.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-03405
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-03-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A318 and A319 series airplanes, Model A320-211, -212, -214, -216, -231, -232, and -233 airplanes, and Model A321-111, -112, - 131, -211, -212, -213, -231, and -232 airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report that taperloks used in a certain wing-to-fuselage junction were found to be non-compliant with the applicable specification, resulting in a loss of pre-tension in the fasteners. This AD requires repetitive special detailed inspections of the center and outer wing box lower stiffeners and panels at a certain junction on the left- and right-hand sides for any cracking, and repair if necessary, as specified in an European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which is incorporated by reference. This AD also provides an optional modification, which would terminate the repetitive inspections. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Alaska Air Carriers Association
Document Number: 2019-04379
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-03-11
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; Mohd Shaikhsorab
Document Number: 2019-04377
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-03-11
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; Debra Plymate
Document Number: 2019-04376
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-03-11
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.
Research, Engineering and Development Advisory Committee; Meeting
Document Number: 2019-04369
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-03-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of the REDAC.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: Public Comment Request
Document Number: 2019-04368
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-03-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration is seeking approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval of a new information collection related to airspace authorization requests. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the purpose of this notice is to allow 60 days for public comment. The FAA proposes collecting information pursuant to new requirements that limited recreational operations of unmanned aircraft must now apply for airspace authorizations in controlled airspace. The FAA will use the collected information to make determinations whether to authorize or deny the requested operation of UAS in controlled airspace. The proposed information collection is necessary to issue such authorizations or denials consistent with the FAA's mandate to ensure safe and efficient use of national airspace.
Airworthiness Directives; Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (Embraer) Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-04312
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-03-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (Embraer) Model EMB-135ER, - 135KE, -135KL, and -135LR airplanes and Model EMB-145, -145ER, -145MR, -145LR, -145XR, -145MP, and -145EP airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of internal corrosion of the stow/transit switches installed in the engine thrust reversers. This AD requires installation of new stow/ transit switches. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of a Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Airport Grants Program
Document Number: 2019-04300
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-03-11
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. The collection involves data from airport sponsors and planning agencies to determine eligibility, and to ensure proper use of Federal funds and project accomplishments for the Airport Improvement Program.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-03786
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-03-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2016-07-23, which applied to all Airbus SAS Model A318 and A319 series airplanes; Model A320-211, A320-212, A320-214, A320-216, A320-231, A320-232, and A320-233 airplanes; and Model A321-111, A321-112, A321-131, A321-211, A321-212, A321-213, A321-231, and A321-232 airplanes. AD 2016-07-23 required, for certain airplanes, repetitive replacements of the fixed fairing upper and lower attachment studs of both the left-hand (LH) and right-hand (RH) main landing gear (MLG); and repetitive inspections for corrosion, wear, fatigue cracking, and loose studs of each forward stud assembly of the fixed fairing door upper and lower forward attachments of both the LH and RH MLG; and replacement if necessary. AD 2016-07-23 also provided an optional terminating modification for the repetitive replacements of the fixed fairing upper and lower attachment studs. This AD retains the requirements of AD 2016-07-23 and, for certain airplanes, requires re-identification of the LH and RH MLG fixed fairing assemblies' part numbers. This AD was prompted by a determination that for some airplane configurations, associated fixed fairing assembly part numbers susceptible to fatigue cracking were not listed in certain service information required by AD 2016-07-23. In addition, we have determined that additional work is necessary to re- identify the fixed fairing assembly part number on certain airplanes. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-03255
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-03-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model BD-700-1A10 and BD-700-1A11 airplanes. This AD was prompted by in-service findings that a cotter pin at the main fitting joint of the nose landing gear (NLG) retraction actuator to the NLG strut showed evidence of shearing after an NLG retraction-extension cycling. This AD requires revision of the existing maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, a general visual inspection for damage of a certain cotter pin present on certain configurations of the NLG strut assembly and for the modification number shown on the identification plate for the NLG strut, and modification of the NLG retraction actuator hardware on any damaged NLG strut assembly. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Auburn, NE
Document Number: 2019-04155
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-03-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Farington Field Airport, Auburn, NE. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new standard instrument approach procedures developed at Farington Field Airport, for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at this airport.
Revocation of Class E Airspace; Beeville-Chase Field, TX
Document Number: 2019-04154
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-03-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action removes Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Chase Field Industrial Airport, Beeville- Chase Field, TX. This action is due to the cancellation of the instrument procedures at the airport making this airspace no longer necessary.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Williston, ND
Document Number: 2019-04153
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-03-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface, at Williston Basin International Airport, Williston, ND. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new standard instrument approach procedures developed at Williston Basin International Airport, for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Airworthiness Directives; 328 Support Services GmbH (Type Certificate Previously Held by AvCraft Aerospace GmbH; Fairchild Dornier GmbH; Dornier Luftfahrt GmbH) Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-04144
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-03-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all 328 Support Services GmbH Model 328-100 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report indicating that undetected cracks may develop at the roll spoiler bearing arms. This proposed AD would require a one- time non-destructive test (NDT) inspection for cracks in the roll spoiler bearing arms and, if necessary, corrective actions. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Amendment of Restricted Areas R-5502A and R-5502B; Lacarne, OH
Document Number: 2019-04156
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-03-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action corrects a final rule technical amendment published in the Federal Register of February 12, 2019, that amends the using agency for restricted areas R-5502A and R-5502B, amends the controlling agency information for R-5502A, and adds exclusion language to the R-5502B boundaries information. This action corrects a typographical error listed in the effective date of that rule.
Special Conditions: Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation Model GVII-G500 Airplanes; Airbag Systems on Multiple-Place and Single-Place Side-Facing Seats
Document Number: 2019-04072
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-03-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation (Gulfstream) Model GVII-G500 airplane. This amendment changes an error in a reference to a special conditions number and adds one special condition. 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. This design feature is airbag systems on multiple-place and single-place side-facing seats. 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.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters
Document Number: 2019-04024
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-03-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Airbus Helicopters Model EC225LP helicopters. This AD requires repetitive inspections of each life raft inflation cylinder percussion system bellcrank (bellcrank). This AD was prompted by reports of jammed bellcranks. The actions of this AD are intended to prevent an unsafe condition on these products.
Proposed Establishment of Restricted Area R-7202; Guam, GU
Document Number: 2019-03931
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-03-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish restricted area R-7202 on the island of Guam, GU. With the relocation of United States Marine Corps (USMC) forces from Okinawa, Japan to Guam, there is a requirement to establish a safe and effective area for live-fire small arms weapons training. The proposed restricted area would provide the protection required to contain these hazardous activities and the weapons safety footprints for the ordnance to be used within the proposed airspace. No hazardous aviation activities will be authorized in this area.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace, Boulder City, NV
Document Number: 2019-03838
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-03-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Boulder City Muni Airport, NV. This action would support the development of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations under standard instrument approach and departure procedures at the airport, for the safety and management of aircraft within the National Airspace System.
Modification of Class E Airspace for the Following Alaska Towns; Hooper Bay, AK; Kaltag, AK; King Salmon, AK; Kodiak, AK; Manokotak, AK; and Middleton Island, AK
Document Number: 2019-03837
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-03-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies Class E airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface at Hooper Bay Airport, AK; Kaltag Airport, AK; King Salmon Airport, AK; Kodiak Airport, AK; Manokotak Airport, AK; and Middleton Island Airport, AK. This action adds exclusionary language to the legal descriptions of these airports to exclude Class E airspace extending beyond 12 miles from the shoreline and ensures the safety and management of aircraft within the National Airspace System. Also, an editorial change is made in the airspace designation for King Salmon Airport. This action also corrects an error in the coordinates of Kodiak Airport and the Middleton Island VOR/DME.
Proposed Modification of Class E Airspace, Hawaiian Islands, HI
Document Number: 2019-03835
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-03-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify the Hawaiian Islands Class E domestic airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet and 5,500 feet above the surface of the earth by removing that portion that extends beyond the Territorial Sea. This action would support the operation of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) under standard instrument approach and departure procedures in the Hawaiian Islands, for the safety and management of aircraft within the National Airspace System.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-03830
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-03-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A318, A319, A320, and A321 series 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 fuel airworthiness limitations. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Dassault Aviation Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-03723
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-03-05
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 report indicating that certain wing anti-ice outboard flexible hoses were found damaged, likely resulting from the installation process. This AD requires repetitive detailed inspections of certain wing anti- ice outboard flexible hoses, and replacement of certain wing anti-ice outboard flexible hoses, as specified in an European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Emergency AD, which is incorporated by reference. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG TAY 650-15 and TAY 651-54 Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2019-03642
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-03-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG (RRD) TAY 650-15 and TAY 651-54 turbofan engines with low-pressure compressor (LPC) fan blade module M01300AA or M01300AB, installed. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of LPC fan blade retention lug fractures on engines with a high number of dry-film lubrication (DFL) treatments. This proposed AD would require determining the number of DFL treatments applied on each LPC fan blade, and removing from service and replacing the affected LPC fan blades if the DFL treatment limit is exceeded. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-03414
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-03-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus SAS Model A318-111, -112, -121, and -122 airplanes; Model A319- 111, -112, -113, -114, -115, -131, -132, and -133 airplanes; and Model A320-211, -212, -214, -216, -231, -232, and -233 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of cracks that were found after improperly performed magnetic particle inspections of the main landing gear (MLG) sliding tubes were done. This AD requires repetitive general visual inspections of the affected MLG sliding tubes for cracks and replacement if necessary. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Amendment of Class D Airspace and Class E Airspace; Schenectady, NY, Ithaca, NY, and Albany, NY
Document Number: C1-2019-02687
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-03-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Proposed Removal of Area Navigation (RNAV) Route Q-106; Southern United States
Document Number: 2019-03839
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-03-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to remove RNAV route Q-106 which currently extends between the SMELZ, FL, waypoint (WP) and the GADAY, AL, WP. With the implementation additional Q routes by the Florida Metroplex Q-route Project, the FAA has determined that Q-106 is no longer required.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Dickinson, ND
Document Number: 2019-03727
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-03-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E surface airspace and Class E airspace areas extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface of the earth at Dickinson-Theodore Roosevelt Regional Airport (formerly Dickinson Municipal Airport) in Dickinson, ND. The FAA is proposing this action as the result of an airspace review caused by the decommissioning of the Dickinson non-directional radio beacon (NDB). The geographic coordinates for the airport in the associated airspace and the airport name would be updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database. Also, the Dickinson VHF omni-directional radio range and tactical air navigational aid (VORTAC) is no longer needed in the description of the E-5 airspace and will be removed. Airspace redesign is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at these airports.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of a Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Notice of Landing Area Proposal
Document Number: 2019-03724
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-03-04
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 to renew an information collection. The collection involves gathering information from airport sponsors about any establishment, construction, alteration, or change to the status or use of an airport. The FAA uses this information to conduct airport airspace analyses to understand the impact of proposed actions on existing and planned operating procedures, determine potential hazardous effects, and identify any mitigating measures needed to enhance safe air navigation. Additionally, the information updates the aeronautical charts and maps airports having emergency landing or landmark values.
Airworthiness Directives; Dassault Aviation Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-03411
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-03-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Dassault Aviation Model FAN JET FALCON and FAN JET FALCON SERIES C, D, E, F, and G airplanes. This AD was prompted by a determination that new and more restrictive airworthiness limitations and maintenance requirements are necessary. This AD requires revising the existing maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations and maintenance requirements. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-03408
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-03-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800, -900, and -900ER series airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of passenger service units (PSUs) becoming detached from the supporting airplane structure in several Model 737 series airplanes. This AD requires modifying the PSUs and life vest panels by replacing the existing inboard lanyard and installing two new lanyards on the outboard edge of the PSUs and life vest panels; measuring the distance between the hooks of the torsion spring of the lanyard assembly; replacing discrepant lanyard assemblies; and re-identifying serviceable lanyard assemblies. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-03407
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-03-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 737-400 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of cracking in the splice plate on the lower sill of the overwing emergency exit doors. This AD requires repetitive inspections for such cracking and applicable on-condition actions. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Gulfstream Aerospace LP (Type Certificate Previously Held by Israel Aircraft Industries, Ltd.) Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-03406
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-03-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Gulfstream Aerospace LP Model Gulfstream G150 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of corrosion in the solder joints of the upper and lower front relay box connectors to the printed circuit board. This AD requires replacement of the existing relay boxes with modified boxes. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Fokker Services B.V. Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-03267
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-03-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Fokker Services B.V. Model F.27 Mark 100, 200, 300, 400, 500, 600, and 700 airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report of a main landing gear (MLG) collapse due to a broken drag stay; an investigation revealed that the drag stay failure was due to fatigue cracks, introduced by incorrect machining of the affected drag stay tube during production. This AD requires an inspection of the drag stay unit to determine the signal indication, and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. 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: Changes in Permissible Stage 2 Airplane Operations
Document Number: 2019-03665
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-03-01
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. The collection involves information used to issue special flight authorizations for non-revenue transports and non-transport jet operations of Stage 2 airplanes at U.S. airports. Only a minimal amount of data is requested to identify the affected parties and determine whether the purpose for the flight is one of those enumerated by law. This collection is required under the Airport Noise and Capacity Act of 1990 (as amended by Pub. L. 106-113) and the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012.
Airworthiness Directives; Safran Helicopter Engines, S.A., Turboshaft Engines
Document Number: 2019-03641
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-03-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Safran Helicopter Engines, S.A. (Safran Helicopter Engines), ASTAZOU XIV B and H model engines with certain 3rd-stage turbine wheels installed. This AD requires initial and repetitive inspections of the 3rd-stage turbine wheels. This AD was prompted by a report that six 3rd-stage turbine wheels were returned to service after a repair that could result in exceedance of the allowable vibration threshold during operation. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Notice of Opportunity for Public Comment on a Land Use Change From Aeronautical to Non-Aeronautical Use for 52.41 Acres of Airport Land for Existing Business Park Use at Martha's Vineyard Airport, West Tisbury, MA
Document Number: 2019-03619
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-03-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Notice is being given that the FAA is considering a request from Martha's Vineyard Airport to change the current land use from aeronautical use to non-aeronautical use of a 52.41-acre parcel of land. The parcel is located in the Southeastern quadrant of the airport and is currently used for the Airport Business Park. The development does not impact existing aviation land needs nor impacts future aviation land needs of the airport per their most current Airport Layout Plan. The airport obtains fair market value for the lease of the land and is deposited in the airports operations and maintenance account.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Coushatta, LA
Document Number: 2019-03615
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-03-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at The Red River Airport, Coushatta, LA. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new standard instrument approach procedures developed at The Red River Airport, for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations.
Proposed Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace, and Revocation of Class E Airspace; Brooksville, FL
Document Number: 2019-03614
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-03-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class D and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Brooksville-Tampa Bay Regional Airport, (previously Hernando County Airport), Brooksville, FL, by recognizing the airport's name change and updating the airport's geographic coordinates. Also, Class E surface airspace would be removed as it is no longer necessary. 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 airspace of this airport.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Auburn, AL
Document Number: 2019-03613
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-03-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Auburn University Regional Airport, Auburn, AL, to accommodate new area navigation (RNAV) global positioning system (GPS) standard instrument approach procedures serving this airport. Also, this action recognizes the airport's name change and updates the airport's geographic coordinates. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at this airport.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-03468
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-03-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 737-100, 737-200, 737-200C, 737-300, 737-400, and 737-500 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of cracks in the frame webs below the passenger floor. This proposed AD would require repetitive inspections for cracking of the fuselage lower lobe frames, and applicable on-condition actions. This proposed AD would also provide an optional terminating action for certain repetitive inspections. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-03431
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-03-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 737 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report that structural fatigue cracks can develop in certain aluminum pressure module check valves prior to the design limit. This proposed AD would require an inspection to determine the part numbers of the four hydraulic systems A and B pressure module check valves and applicable on-condition actions. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.