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

Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Tyce Bluth
Document Number: 2019-06117
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-03-29
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of a Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Human Response to Aviation Noise in Protected Natural Areas Survey
Document Number: 2019-06065
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-03-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew an information collection. This information will be used to establish a scientific basis for air tour management policy decisions in the National Parks as mandated by the National Parks Air Tour Management Act of 2000.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-06029
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-03-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model CL-600-2C10 (Regional Jet Series 700, 701 & 702) airplanes, Model CL-600-2D15 (Regional Jet Series 705) airplanes, Model CL-600-2D24 (Regional Jet Series 900) airplanes, and Model CL- 600-2E25 (Regional Jet Series 1000) airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of a fractured main landing gear (MLG) orifice support tube (OST). This AD requires replacing the MLG OST, and 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.
Airworthiness Directives; Pratt & Whitney Division Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2019-05905
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-03-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2016-22-05 for certain Pratt & Whitney Division (PW) PW4164, PW4164-1D, PW4168, PW4168-1D, PW4168A, PW4168A-1D, and PW4170 model turbofan engines. AD 2016-22-05 required initial and repetitive inspections of the affected fuel nozzles and their replacement with parts eligible for installation. This AD requires initial and repetitive inspections of the affected fuel nozzles and fuel nozzle supply manifold assemblies, replacement of the affected fuel nozzles with parts eligible for installation, and the installation of new brackets and clamps on the fuel nozzle supply manifold assemblies. This AD was prompted by several instances of fuel leaks on PW engines with the Talon IIB combustion chamber configuration installed. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-05896
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-03-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Bombardier, Inc., Model CL-600-2C10 (Regional Jet Series 700, 701 & 702), CL-600-2D15 (Regional Jet Series 705), and CL-600-2D24 (Regional Jet Series 900) airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a determination that new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations are necessary for operational checks of the landing gear alternate extension system (AES). This proposed AD would require revising the existing maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new and more restrictive airworthiness limitations. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Dassault Aviation Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-05890
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-03-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are removing AD 2012-02-18, which applied to all Dassault Aviation Model MYSTERE-FALCON 50 airplanes. AD 2012-02-18 required revising the maintenance program to include revised airworthiness limitations. We issued AD 2012-02-18 to address cracking of the flap tracks, which could lead to flap asymmetry and loss of control of the airplane. Since we issued AD 2012-02-18, we have issued AD 2017-09-03 to address the unsafe condition. Accordingly, AD 2012-02-18 is removed.
Airworthiness Directives; International Aero Engines AG Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2019-05885
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-03-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all International Aero Engines AG (IAE) V2500 turbofan engine models. This AD requires initial and repetitive borescope inspections (BSIs) of the diffuser case M-flange and, if it fails the inspection, replacement of the diffuser case with a part eligible for installation. This AD was prompted by a crack found at the diffuser case M-flange during overhaul inspection. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Pittsburgh Aviation Animal Rescue Team
Document Number: 2019-05873
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-03-27
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.
Special Conditions: GDC Technics, Boeing Model 777-300ER Airplane; the Use of Single-Passenger Side-Facing Seats Equipped With Multiple Airbag Systems
Document Number: 2019-05872
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-03-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Boeing Model 777- 300ER airplane. This airplane, as modified by GDC Technics, has novel or unusual design features when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes. This design feature as modified by GDC Technics, will be equipped with nine single-passenger, side-facing seats, each of which will be installed with an upper torso restraint equipped with an airbag system and a floor level airbag system to limit the axial rotation of the upper leg, due to leg flail, of occupants in single-place, side facing divans. 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.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Patient AirLift Services, Inc.
Document Number: 2019-05871
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-03-27
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; Mark Rivera Jr.
Document Number: 2019-05870
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-03-27
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.
Notice of Opportunity for Public Comment on Surplus Property Release at the Hawkins Field Airport, Jackson, Mississippi
Document Number: 2019-05828
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-03-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is considering a request from the Jackson Municipal Airport Authority to waive the requirement that 1.75 acres of airport property located at the Hawkins Field Airport in Jackson, Mississippi, be used for aeronautical purposes.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2019-05675
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-03-27
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: 2019-05674
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-03-27
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.
FAA Approval of Noise Compatibility Program; Westover Metropolitan Airport, Chicopee, Massachusetts
Document Number: 2019-05755
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-03-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its findings on the Noise Compatibility Program submitted by the Westover Municipal Development Corporation under the provisions of Title I of the Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act of 1979. On March 7, 2019 the New England Region Airports Division Manager approved the Noise Compatibility Program under Part 150. On November 7, 2018, the FAA had determined the noise exposure maps submitted by the Westover Municipal Development Corporation were in compliance with applicable requirements of Part 150.
Airworthiness Directives; Pratt & Whitney Division Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2019-05708
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-03-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Pratt & Whitney Division (PW) PW4158 turbofan engines. This AD was prompted by several reports of high cycle fatigue (HCF) cracks found in the fuel nozzle supply manifold. This AD requires replacement of the affected fuel nozzles and fuel nozzle manifold supply assemblies with parts eligible for installation. This AD also requires installation of new brackets and clamps on the fuel nozzle supply manifold assemblies. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; International Aero Engines Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2019-05582
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-03-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2018-24-01 for certain International Aero Engines (IAE) PW1133G-JM, PW1133GA-JM, PW1130G-JM, PW1127G-JM, PW1127GA-JM, PW1127G1-JM, PW1124G-JM, PW1124G1- JM, and PW1122G-JM turbofan engines. AD 2018-24-01 required removing certain low-pressure turbine (LPT) 1st- and 3rd-stage disks from service and replacing with a part eligible for installation. This AD retains the same requirements as AD 2018-24-01. This AD was prompted by the discovery of incorrect serial numbers in the identification of LPT disks in AD 2018-24-01. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Proposed New Restricted Category Aircraft-Special Purpose Operations
Document Number: 2019-05662
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-03-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces the availability of and requests comment on the proposed addition of several new restricted category special purpose operations pursuant to Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations. These include Humanitarian Assistance/Disaster Relief, and An expansion of Patrolling to include patrolling of railroads, waterways and harbors. Comments Invited: Interested persons are invited to comment on the proposed new special purpose operations for restricted category by submitting such written data, views, or arguments, in favor or opposed. Please forward you comments to Federal Aviation Administration, Aircraft Certification Service, Policy & Innovation Division, Certification Procedures Section (AIR-6C1), 950 L'Enfant Plaza SW, Washington, DC 20024. ATTN: Mr. Graham Long. Comments must be received on or before April 24, 2019.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-05490
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-03-22
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 a report of un-torqued nuts on certain slat and flap shaft junctions of the wings. This AD requires a one-time inspection on each junction of certain slat and flap shafts for discrepancies, and corrective actions if necessary. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Trig Avionics Limited Transponders
Document Number: 2019-05458
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-03-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Trig Avionics Limited TT31, Avidyne Corporation AXP340, and BendixKing/Honeywell International KT74 Mode S transponders. This proposed AD was prompted by the discovery that the retaining cam that engages in the mounting tray may not withstand g-forces experienced during an emergency landing. This proposed AD would require a one-time inspection of the transponder installation to determine if this is a conventional aft-facing installation, and depending on the findings, removal of the affected transponder for modification. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Deadline for Notification of Intent To Use the Airport Improvement Program Primary, Cargo, and Nonprimary Entitlement Funds Available to Date for Fiscal Year 2019
Document Number: 2019-05195
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-03-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces May 1, 2019, as the deadline for each airport sponsor to notify the FAA whether or not it will use its fiscal year 2019 entitlement funds (also referred to as apportioned funds) to accomplish Airport Improvement Program (AIP) eligible projects that the airport sponsor previously identified through the Airports Capital Improvement Plan process during the preceding year.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Airbus S.A.S.
Document Number: 2019-05352
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-03-21
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; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-05278
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-03-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are removing AD 2007-22-05 and AD 2013-13-13 (referred to after this as ``the affected ADs''), which applied to Airbus SAS Model A300-600 and A310 series airplanes. The affected ADs required certain actions to address various unsafe conditions. The affected ADs are no longer necessary because we have since issued other ADs to address these unsafe conditions. Accordingly, we are removing the affected ADs.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-05209
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-03-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model DHC-8-400 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report of a cracked outboard spoiler actuator mounting bracket. This proposed AD would require repetitive inspections of the outboard spoiler actuator mounting brackets, replacement of any cracked bracket, and eventual replacement of all brackets with a re-designed part that would terminate the repetitive inspections. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Honeywell International Inc. Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2019-05178
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-03-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2017-20-01 for certain Honeywell International Inc. (Honeywell) TFE731-20 and TFE731- 40 turbofan engines. AD 2017-20-01 required removing the affected fan disk and replacing it with a fan disk eligible for installation. Since we issued AD 2017-20-01, we determined that some turbofan engine models were omitted from the applicability of AD 2017-20-01. This AD adds turbofan engine models to the applicability and removes the Honeywell TFE731-20 turbofan engine model from the applicability. This AD requires removal of affected fan disks and replacement with parts eligible for installation. This AD was prompted by two fan disks found with surface rollovers in the dovetail slot area. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Proposed Amendment of the Class D and Class E Airspace; Tulsa, OK
Document Number: 2019-04893
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-03-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend the Class D airspace and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Richard Lloyd Jones Jr. Airport, Tulsa, OK, and the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at William R. Pogue Municipal Airport, Sand Springs, OK, which is contained within the Tulsa, OK, airspace legal description. The FAA is proposing this action as the result of the decommissioning of the Glenpool 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 Richard Lloyd Jones Jr. Airport would also be updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.
Proposed Amendment of the Class E Airspace; Portland, TN
Document Number: 2019-04892
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-03-21
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 Portland Municipal Airport, Portland, TN. The FAA is proposing this action as the result of the decommissioning of the Bowling Green 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. The geographic coordinates of the airport would also be updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace, Fort Payne, AL
Document Number: 2019-04787
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-03-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface in Isbell Field Airport, Fort Payne, AL, to accommodate airspace reconfiguration due to the decommissioning of the Fort Payne non-directional radio beacon and cancellation of the NDB approach. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at this airport. This action also would update the airport name and geographic coordinates of this airport. In addition, this action would update the name and geographic coordinates of Dekalb Regional Medical Center Heliport, which is contained within the legal description of the Isbell Field Airport airspace.
Amendment and Establishment of Multiple Air Traffic Service (ATS) Routes; Western United States
Document Number: 2019-04786
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-03-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies six United States Area Navigation (RNAV) routes (Q-88, Q-90, Q-114, Q-126, Q-136, and Q-150) and establishes one RNAV route (Q-92) in the western United States. The routes support standard instrument departures (SIDs) and standard terminal arrival routes (STARs) for Denver International Airport. Additionally, the routes promote operational efficiencies for users and provide connectivity to current and proposed RNAV enroute procedures while enhancing capacity for adjacent airports.
Proposed Establishment of Restricted Area R-7205; Guam, GU
Document Number: 2019-04534
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-03-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish restricted area R-7205 on the island of Guam, GU. The US Army has been operating a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) radar system in direct support of national defense initiatives. The system has operated within a Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) for over five years. The restricted area is necessary to protect aviation from hazardous electro-magnetic radiation and segregate non-participating aircraft.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-05199
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-03-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A320-251N and -271N airplanes, and Model A321-253N airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of low clearance between the electrical harness and nearby hydraulic pipes in the inboard trailing edge of the wing. This AD requires repetitive detailed inspections of certain electrical harnesses for discrepancies and corrective actions, if necessary, as specified in an European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which is incorporated by reference. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Recommendations for Facilities Realignments To Support Transition to NextGen as Part of Section 804 of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012-Parts 4 & 5; Request for Comments
Document Number: 2019-05165
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-03-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document announces the availability of the FAA National Facilities Realignment and Consolidation Report, Parts 4 & 5. The report was developed in response to Section 804 of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012. The report and recommendations contained therein have been developed collaboratively with the National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) and the Professional Aviation Safety Specialists (PASS) labor unions and with input from stakeholders. The FAA seeks comments on this report.
Amendment of the Prohibition Against Certain Flights in the Tripoli Flight Information Region (FIR) (HLLL)
Document Number: 2019-04896
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-03-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action extends, with modifications to reflect changed conditions in Libya, the Special Federal Aviation Regulation (SFAR) prohibiting certain flight operations in the Tripoli Flight Information Region (FIR) (HLLL) by all: United States (U.S.) air carriers; U.S. commercial operators; persons exercising the privileges of an airman certificate issued by the FAA, except when such persons are operating U.S.-registered aircraft for a foreign air carrier; and operators of U.S.-registered civil aircraft, except where the operator of such aircraft is a foreign air carrier. This action extends the prohibition of U.S. civil flight operations in the Tripoli FIR (HLLL) at altitudes below Flight Level (FL) 300 to safeguard against continuing hazards to U.S. civil aviation. However, this action also reduces the scope of the prohibition, permitting U.S. civil aviation overflights of the Tripoli FIR (HLLL) at altitudes at and above FL300 to resume, due to the reduced risk to U.S. civil aviation operations at those altitudes. The FAA also republishes, with minor revisions, the approval process and exemption information for this SFAR, consistent with other recently published flight prohibition SFARs; makes a minor editorial change to the title of the rule; and makes other minor revisions for consistency with other recently published flight prohibition SFARs.
Operators of Boeing Company Model 737-8 and Boeing Company Model 737-9 Airplanes: Emergency Order of Prohibition
Document Number: 2019-05067
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-03-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This Emergency Order of Prohibition is issued by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Effective March 13, 2019, this Order prohibits the operation of Boeing Company Model 737-8 and Boeing Company Model 737-9 airplanes by U.S. certificated operators. This Order also prohibits the operation of Boeing Company Model 737-8 and Boeing Company Model 737-9 series airplanes in the territory of the United States. Airplanes covered by this Order, if in flight at the time this Order is issued, may proceed to and complete their soonest planned landing, but may not again takeoff.
Notice of Opportunity: Criteria and Application Procedures for the Military Airport Program (MAP) for Fiscal Year 2019
Document Number: 2019-05001
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-03-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is announcing the criteria, application procedures, and schedule for the Military Airport Program (MAP), to enable the Secretary of Transportation to designate a maximum of 15 joint-use, or former military airports, to participate in the MAP for the purposes of capital development funding assistance.
Update to Investigative and Enforcement Procedures; Correction
Document Number: 2019-04658
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-03-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is correcting an NPRM published on February 12, 2019. In that document, the FAA proposed to amend its regulations to the procedural rules governing Federal Aviation Administration investigations and enforcement actions. This document corrects two errors in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of that document and one error in the footnote of the ``Subpart AGeneral Authority To Re-Delegate and Investigative Procedures'' section of that document.
Notice of Intent To Rule on Request To Release Airport Property at Yellowstone Regional Airport, Cody, WY
Document Number: 2019-04788
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-03-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to rule and invite public comment on the release of land at Yellowstone Regional Airport under the provisions of Section 125 of the Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment Reform Act for the 21st Century (AIR 21).
FAA's CORSIA Monitoring, Reporting & Verification Program
Document Number: 2019-04739
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-03-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces the availability of FAA's CORSIA Monitoring, Reporting, and Verification Program. This voluntary program will fulfill the responsibilities of the United States under the Chicago Convention to implement the ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices for the monitoring, reporting, and verification of CO2 emissions from international flights pursuant to Annex 16, Volume IVCarbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA), of the Chicago Convention.
[Docket No. FAA-2019-0159] HEADAgency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of a Renewed Approval of Information Collection: B4UFLY Smartphone App
Document Number: 2019-04696
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-03-14
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 to renew an information collection. The collection involves the B4UFLY smartphone app that provides situational awareness of flight restrictionsincluding locations of airports, restricted airspace, special use airspace, and temporary flight restrictionsbased on a user's current or planned flight location. In order to maintain NAS safety in proximity to airports, authorization is now required from recreational Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) pilots to operate in controlled airspace The data collected will assist the FAA with determining the best processes to authorize recreational UAS pilots and inform air traffic control personnel of a UAS pilot's intended flight in order to assess whether the UAS may disrupt or endanger manned air traffic.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2019-04648
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-03-14
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: 2019-04647
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-03-14
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.
Proposed Revocation of Class E Airspace; Morgan City, LA
Document Number: 2019-04639
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-03-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to remove Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Morgan City, LA. The FAA is proposing this action due to the cancellation of the standard instrument approach procedures at the heliport making the airspace no longer necessary.
Notice of Release From Federal Surplus Property and Grant Assurance Obligations at the New Castle County Airport (ILG), Wilmington, DE
Document Number: 2019-04649
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-03-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to rule and invites public comment on the application for a release of approximately 1.0719 acres of federally obligated airport property at New Castle County Airport (ILG), Wilmington, DE, from the National Emergency Use Provision contained in a Surplus Property Agreement, dated April 28, 1949, and from conditions, reservations, and restrictions contained in Airport Improvement Program grants that would restrict the use of said land to aeronautical purposes. The request includes 0.8994 acres of land to be released for disposal for a Right-Of-Way and 0.1725 acres be released from aeronautical to non-aeronautical use for a Permanent Easement. This acreage is a portion of the land at New Castle County Airport that is subject to the Surplus Property Agreement. Both releases are requested to permit improvements, including the widening of State Route 141. The proposed use of land after the release will be compatible with the airport and will not interfere with the airport or its operation.
Proposed Establishment and Amendment of Area Navigation (RNAV) Routes; Southeastern United States
Document Number: 2019-04535
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-03-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish 2 new low altitude RNAV routes T-239, and T-258, and modify 3 existing RNAV routes T-290, T- 292, and T-294 in the southeastern United States. The proposal would expand the availability of RNAV routing in support of transitioning the National Airspace System (NAS) from ground-based to satellite-based navigation.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH Helicopters
Document Number: 2019-04532
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-03-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH (Airbus Helicopters) Model EC135P1, EC135P2, EC135P2+, EC135P3, EC135T1, EC135T2, EC135T2+, and EC135T3 helicopters. This AD requires replacing the retaining ring and inspecting the hoist cable hook assembly (hook). This AD was prompted by a report that a hook detached from the hoist cable. The actions of this AD are intended to address an unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH (Previously Eurocopter Deutschland GmbH) Helicopters
Document Number: 2019-04530
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-03-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 97-26-03 for Eurocopter Deutschland GmbH Model MBB-BK 117 A-1, MBB-BK 117 A-3, MBB- BK 117 A-4, MBB-BK 117 B-1, MBB-BK 117 B-2, and MBB-BK 117 C-1 helicopters. AD 97-26-03 required visual inspections for cracks in the ribbed area of the main rotor (M/R) mast flange (flange). Since we issued AD 97-26-03, we have determined that a certain reinforced M/R mast is not affected by the unsafe condition. This new AD retains the requirements of AD 97-26-03 and removes a certain M/R mast from the applicability. The actions of this AD are intended to address an unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Leonardo S.p.A. Helicopters
Document Number: 2019-04529
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-03-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Leonardo S.p.A. Model AB139, AW139, AW169, and AW189 helicopters. This AD requires removing certain part-numbered and serial-numbered tail rotor (T/R) duplex bearings from service. This AD is prompted by a report of a failed T/R duplex bearing roughness inspection. The actions of this AD are intended to address an unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI), Helicopters
Document Number: 2019-04528
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-03-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for MDHI Model 369A, 369D, 369E, 369FF, 369H, 369HE, 369HM, 369HS, 500N, and 600N helicopters. This AD requires inspecting each main rotor blade (MRB) for a crack. This AD was prompted by reports of cracked MRBs. The actions of this AD are intended to address an unsafe condition on these helicopters.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-04479
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-03-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2015-12-08, which applied to all Airbus SAS Model A318 and A319 series airplanes and all Model A320-211, A320-212, A320-214, A320-231, A320-232, A320- 233, A321-111, A321-112, A321-131, A321-211, A321-212, A321-213, A321- 231, and A321-232 airplanes. AD 2015-12-08 required an inspection to determine the batch number or installation date of the oxygen pipe assembly that is installed at the end of the right-hand crew distribution line, and replacement of the pipe if necessary. This AD revises the applicability to include additional airplane models and additional pipes to be replaced if necessary. This AD was prompted by further investigation that determined that affected oxygen pipes may have been installed on more airplanes than initially identified. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-04411
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-03-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model CL-600-2D15 (Regional Jet Series 705) airplanes, Model CL-600-2D24 (Regional Jet Series 900) airplanes, and Model CL-600-2E25 (Regional Jet Series 1000) airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports that certain aft fuselage fittings are susceptible to cracking because they were not manufactured correctly. This proposed AD would require replacement of those fittings with correctly manufactured parts, an eddy current inspection of certain fastener holes for cracking, and corrective actions if necessary. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.