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

Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-07386
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-04-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are revising an earlier proposal for certain Airbus SAS Model A330-200, A330-300, A340-200, and A340-300 series airplanes. This action revises the notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) by adding certain airplanes to certain compliance time tables. We are proposing this airworthiness directive (AD) to address the unsafe condition on these products. Since these actions would impose an additional burden over those in the NPRM, we are reopening the comment period to allow the public the chance to comment on these changes.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-07385
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-04-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus SAS Model A300 B4-600, B4-600R, and F4-600R series airplanes, and Model A300 C4-605R Variant F airplanes (collectively called Model A300-600 series airplanes), and Model A310 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a determination that a certain aircraft maintenance manual (AMM) task provided instructions for a visual inspection of composite and metallic vertical tailplane (VTP) attachment fittings, but the inspection method did not specify detection of delamination length, which could possibly extend beyond the defined allowable limits. This proposed AD would require a review of maintenance records, and, depending on the result, one-time detailed and ultrasonic inspections of the affected parts and applicable corrective actions, as specified in an European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which will be incorporated by reference. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Streamlined Launch and Reentry Licensing Requirements
Document Number: 2019-05972
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-04-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This rulemaking would streamline and increase flexibility in the FAA's commercial space launch and reentry regulations, and remove obsolete requirements. This action would consolidate and revise multiple regulatory parts and apply a single set of licensing and safety regulations across several types of operations and vehicles. The proposed rule would describe the requirements to obtain a vehicle operator license, the safety requirements, and the terms and conditions of a vehicle operator license.
Airworthiness Directives; Robinson Helicopter Company Helicopters
Document Number: 2019-07177
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-04-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Robinson Helicopter Company (Robinson Helicopter) Model R66 helicopters. This AD requires inspecting the oil tank outlet's fitting color. If the fitting is blue, this AD requires replacing the tank with an oil tank that lacks a blue fitting. This AD also requires determining the revision letter on the ink stamp, and installing an oil tank angle based on that determination. This AD was prompted by reports of broken oil tank internal baffles. The actions of this AD are intended to correct an unsafe condition on these products.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of a Renewal of an Information Collection: Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) Rebate System
Document Number: 2019-06650
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the FAA invites public comments about its intention to request Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for a renewal of an information collection. The FAA has launched a rebate program to emphasize the urgent need for pilots to comply with Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-B) Out requirements ahead of the January 1, 2020, compliance deadline. This program is defraying costs associated with the ADS-B equipment and installation for eligible general aviation aircraft, and helps ensure that all general aviation aircraft are equipped by the compliance date.
Interpretation of the Special Rule for Model Aircraft; Withdrawal
Document Number: 2019-07215
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-04-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action withdraws the FAA's interpretation of the special rule for model aircraft. That interpretation no longer is valid or necessary because Congress repealed the special rule for model aircraft.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-07188
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-04-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A350-941 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports that baby bassinet inserts installed on airplane stowages and partitions were found loose because a self-securing fixation device (Loctite) had not been applied. This AD requires repetitive tightness checks of the baby bassinet inserts installed on stowages and partitions and, depending on findings, accomplishment of applicable corrective actions, 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.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-07187
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-04-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus SAS Model A330-201, -202, and -203; and Model A330-301, -302, and -303 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of disbonds on the engine air inlet cowl inner barrel lower panel between the back skins and the honeycomb core of airplanes equipped with certain engines. This AD requires repetitive detailed inspections of the engine air inlet cowls, 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.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-07186
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-04-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus SAS Model A330-223, A330-223F, A330-321, A330-322, and A330-323 airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report of fatigue cracking in the latch beam gussets on a certain thrust reverser (T/R). This AD requires a one-time special detailed inspection of certain latch beam gussets of certain T/Rs for cracks, and modifying the latch beam gussets of the T/ Rs, 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.
Airworthiness Directives; Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. Helicopters
Document Number: 2019-07176
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-04-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede airworthiness directive (AD) 2011-12- 08 for Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Bell) Model 205A, 205A-1, 205B, 212, 412, 412CF, and 412EP helicopters. AD 2011-12-08 requires a one- time inspection of the tail rotor (T/R) blade for corrosion and pitting. Since we issued AD 2011-12-08, Bell has implemented new manufacturing and inspection procedures that correct the unsafe condition on more recently manufactured T/R blades. This proposed AD would retain the requirements of AD 2011-12-08 while excluding certain T/R blades from the applicability. The actions of this proposed AD are intended to address an unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Zodiac Seats France Cabin Attendant Seats
Document Number: 2019-07164
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-04-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Zodiac Seats France 536-Series Cabin Attendant Seats. This AD was prompted by potential risk of premature corrosion on the seat structure and clamps. This AD requires inspection and, if damage or corrosion is found, modification of all Zodiac Seats France 536-Series Cabin Attendant Seats. This AD also allows modification and re-identification of the seats as an optional terminating action to the repetitive inspection requirements of this AD. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Incorporated
Document Number: 2019-07143
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-11
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; DroneSeed Co
Document Number: 2019-07142
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-11
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; Near Earth Autonomy, Inc
Document Number: 2019-07141
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-11
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.
Notice of Availability for the Draft Written Re-Evaluation (DWR) of the Record of Decision (ROD) and Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Proposed Airport, Angoon, Alaska
Document Number: 2019-06887
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) and Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) regulations the FAA issues this notice to advise the public that a DWR of the ROD and FEIS for the proposed airport in Angoon has been prepared and is available for public review and comment for (see below).
Airworthiness Directives; B/E Aerospace Fischer GmbH Common Seats
Document Number: 2019-06985
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-04-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain B/E Aerospace Fischer GmbH Common Seats 170/260 H160. This proposed AD was prompted by the discovery during testing that the energy absorber (EA) may not function as intended during emergency landing. This proposed AD would require removing and replacing the EA assemblies on the affected seats. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Pacific Aerospace Limited Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-06911
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-04-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Pacific Aerospace Limited Model 750XL airplanes. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as non-compliant insulation lagging on the refrigerant hoses of the air-conditioning system. We are issuing this AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Vulcanair S.p.A. Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-06909
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-04-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Vulcanair S.p.A. Model AP68TP-300 ``SPARTACUS'' and Model AP68TP-600 ``VIATOR'' airplanes. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by the aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as cracks on wing ribs, which could result in reduced structural integrity of the wing assembly. We are issuing this AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-06794
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-04-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus SAS Model A350-941 and -1041 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of cracks within the ring gears of a slat geared rotary actuator (SGRA) resulting from a change in the raw material manufacturing process. This proposed AD would require replacement of affected parts with serviceable parts, as specified in an European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which will be incorporated by reference. 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: 2019-06756
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-04-09
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: 2019-06754
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-04-09
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.
Notice of Intent To Rule on a Land Release Request at Spadaro Airport (1N2), East Moriches, NY
Document Number: 2019-06880
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to rule and invites public comment on the application for a release for disposal of approximately 22.4 acres of federally obligated airport property at Spadaro Airport, East Moriches, Suffolk, NY, to accommodate the construction of a residential development. This acreage was originally purchased with federal financial assistance through the AIP program under Grant Agreements 3- 36-0228-02-1997 and 3-36-0228-03-1998.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-06793
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-04-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2018-22- 13, which applies to certain Airbus SAS Model A350-941 and -1041 airplanes. AD 2018-22-13 requires revising the airplane flight manual (AFM) to provide the flightcrew with updated procedures related to inboard aileron fault operations. Since we issued AD 2018-22-13, we have determined that additional actions are necessary to address the unsafe condition and that additional airplanes are subject to the unsafe condition. This proposed AD would also require modifying the electronic centralized aircraft monitoring (ECAM) procedures by installing an Airbus Temporary Quick Change (ATQC) and activating an ECAM temporary change (ETC). We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-06792
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-04-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 747-200B, 747-200C, 747-200F, 747-300, 747- 400, 747-400D, 747-400F, 747-8F, and 747-8 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of uncommanded movement of the Captain's and First Officer's seats. This proposed AD would require, for the Captain's and First Officer's seats, repetitive horizontal actuator identifications, repetitive checks of the horizontal movement system (HMS), a detailed inspection of the HMS for certain airplanes, and applicable on-condition actions. This proposed AD would also require an inspection to determine the part number and, if applicable, the serial number of the Captain's and First Officer's seats and applicable on- condition actions. This proposed AD would also provide an optional terminating action for the repetitive checks of the HMS for certain airplanes. We are proposing 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: FAA Acquisition Management System (FAAAMS)
Document Number: 2019-06760
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-08
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 FAA Acquisition Management System (FAAAMS) and information collected in response to notices regarding FAA acquisitions. The information to be collected is necessary to solicit, award, and administer contracts for supplies, equipment, services, facilities, and real property to fulfill FAA's mission.
Proposed Amendment of VOR Federal Airways V-260 and V-290; Eastern United States
Document Number: 2019-06752
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-04-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify VHF Omni-Directional Range (VOR) Federal airways V-260 and V-290, in the eastern United States. The modifications are needed due to the planned decommissioning of the Rainelle, WV, VOR that provides navigation guidance for portions of the routes.
Special Conditions: Embraer EMB-550 Airplane; Flight Envelope Protection: Normal Load Factor (g) Limiting
Document Number: 2019-06647
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-04-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes an amendment to special conditions for the Embraer EMB-550 airplane. This airplane will have novel or unusual design features when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes. This design feature is associated with an electronic flight control system that prevents the pilot from inadvertently or intentionally exceeding the positive or negative airplane limit load factor. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These proposed 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.
High Elevation Airport Operations
Document Number: 2019-06765
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-04-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to amend certain airworthiness regulations applicable to cabin pressurization systems and oxygen dispensing equipment on transport category airplanes to accommodate airplane operations into or out of airports with elevations at or above 8,000 feet above sea level. Currently, the FAA makes and documents equivalent level of safety findings when an airplane manufacturer or modifier proposes to certify airplane cabin pressurization systems used for operations into or out of airports with elevations at or above 8,000 feet. In addition, the FAA grants exemptions from the automatic oxygen mask presentation requirements for operations into or out of airports with elevations at or above 14,000 feet. This proposed action is necessary to relieve the burden on industry and the FAA that results from project-specific equivalent level of safety (ELOS) requests and petitions for exemption to accommodate operations at high elevation airports for transport category airplanes.
Notice of Meeting of the National Parks Overflights Advisory Group
Document Number: 2019-06763
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the National Park Service (NPS), in accordance with the National Parks Air Tour Management Act of 2000, announce the next meeting of the National Parks Overflights Advisory Group (NPOAG). This notification provides the date, location, and agenda for the meeting.
Airworthiness Directives; Pilatus Aircraft Ltd. Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-06672
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-04-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Pilatus Aircraft Ltd. Models PC-6, PC-6/350, PC-6/350-H1, PC-6/ 350-H2, PC-6/A, PC-6/A-H1, PC-6/A-H2, PC-6/B-H2, PC-6/B1-H2, PC-6/B2- H2, PC-6/B2-H4, PC-6/C-H2, PC-6/C1-H2, PC-6-H1, and PC-6-H2 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 flap actuator taper pins that were not swaged during the manufacturing process. We are issuing this proposed AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Beeville-Chase Field, TX
Document Number: 2019-06611
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-04-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to Establish Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Chase Field Industrial Airport, Beeville-Chase Field, TX. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new standard instrument approach procedures developed at Chase Field Industrial Airport, for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace, Monroe, GA
Document Number: 2019-06610
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-04-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface in Monroe-Walton County Airport, Monroe, GA, to accommodate airspace reconfiguration due to the decommissioning of the Monroe 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 geographic coordinates of this airport.
Airworthiness Directives; Pratt & Whitney Division Turbofan Engines
Document Number: R1-2019-05708
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-04-04
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: R1-2019-05582
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-04-04
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.
Membership in the National Parks Overflights Advisory Group
Document Number: 2019-06609
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
By Federal Register notice on February 19, 2019 the National Park Service (NPS) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) invited interested persons to apply to fill two current openings on the National Parks Overflights Advisory Group (NPOAG) to represent general aviation, and Native American interests. This notice informs the public of the selection made for the vacancy representing general aviation and invites persons interested in serving on the NPOAG to apply for the still current opening representing Native American concerns.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-06458
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-04-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model DHC-8-102, -103, and -106 airplanes; DHC-8-200 series airplanes; and DHC-8-300 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by the reported loss of an elevator spring tab balance weight prior to takeoff. This proposed AD would require inspecting the two balance weights and the two hinge arms on each elevator spring tab, and corrective actions if necessary. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-06405
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-04-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus SAS Model A330-200 Freighter, -200, and -300 series airplanes; and Airbus SAS Model A340-200, -300, -500, and -600 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of depressurization of hydraulic reservoirs caused by air leakage from the pressure relief valve (PRV) of the hydraulic reservoir (HR) due to the extrusion of the O-ring seal from certain HR PRVs. This AD requires replacing affected PRVs and re- identifying affected HRs. 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: Operations Specifications, Part 129 Application
Document Number: 2019-06398
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew a previously approved information collection. The FAA assesses the information collected and issues operations specifications to foreign air carriers. These operations specifications assure the foreign air carrier's ability to navigate and communicate safely within the U.S. National Airspace System.
Airworthiness Directives; Pilatus Aircraft Ltd. Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-06284
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-04-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Pilatus Aircraft Ltd. Model PC-7 airplanes. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by the aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as chafed and burned wires located under panel F5. We are issuing this AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; HPH s. r.o. Gliders
Document Number: 2019-06281
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-04-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for HPH s. r.o. Models Glasf[uuml]gel 304C, Glasf[uuml]gel 304CZ, and Glasf[uuml]gel 304CZ-17 gliders. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by the aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as jamming between the double two-ring end of the towing cable and the deflector angles of the center of gravity (C.G.) release mechanism. We are issuing this AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Criteria: Glider Design Criteria for Alexander Schleicher GmbH & Co. Segelflugzeugbau Model ASK 21 B Glider
Document Number: 2019-06395
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-04-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces the availability of and requests comments on the proposed design criteria for the Alexander Schleicher GmbH & Co. Segelflugzeugbau Model ASK 21 B glider. The administrator finds the proposed design criteria for the Model ASK 21 B acceptable.These final design criteria will be published in the Federal Register.
IFR Altitudes; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2019-06394
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-04-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This amendment adopts miscellaneous amendments to the required IFR (instrument flight rules) altitudes and changeover points for certain Federal airways, jet routes, or direct routes for which a minimum or maximum en route authorized IFR altitude is prescribed. This regulatory action is needed because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System. These changes are designed to provide for the safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace under instrument conditions in the affected areas.
Airworthiness Directives; Diamond Aircraft Industries GmbH Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-06280
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-04-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Diamond Aircraft Industries GmbH Model DA 42 NG and Model DA 42 M-NG 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 unsafe condition in the MCAI is insufficient clearance of the gust lock mounts on the pilot side rudder pedals. We are issuing this proposed AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-06275
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-04-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are revising an earlier proposal for certain Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation (Gulfstream) Model G-IV and Model GIV-X airplanes. This action revises the notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) by proposing to require a later revision of the service information to update the life limits and inspection requirements in the airworthiness limitations section (ALS) of the aircraft maintenance manual (AMM). We are proposing this airworthiness directive (AD) to address the unsafe condition on these products. Since these actions would impose an additional burden over those in the NPRM, we are reopening the comment period to allow the public the chance to comment on these changes.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH Helicopters
Document Number: 2019-06022
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-04-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH (Airbus Helicopters) Model MBB-BK 117 A-1, MBB-BK 117A-3, MBB-BK 117 A-4, MBB-BK 117 B-1, MBB-BK 117 B-2, MBB-BK 117 C-1, and MBB-BK 117 C-2 helicopters. This AD requires repetitive inspections of the tail rotor (T/R) gearbox housing. This AD was prompted by a report that a crack was found in a T/R gearbox housing. The actions of this AD are intended to correct an unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Limited Helicopters
Document Number: 2019-06018
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-04-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Limited (BHTC) Model 429 helicopters. This AD requires inspecting each main rotor pitch link rod end bearing assembly (bearing) for wear and play. This AD was prompted by reports of worn bearings. The actions of this AD are intended to prevent an unsafe condition on these products.
Statement of Policy for Authorizations to Operators of Aircraft That are Not Equipped With Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) Out Equipment
Document Number: 2019-06184
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-04-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes the FAA's policy for issuing air traffic control (ATC) authorizations to persons seeking to operate aircraft that are not equipped with Automatic Dependent Surveillance- Broadcast (ADS-B) Out equipment in ADS-B airspace after January 1, 2020.
Proposed Amendment of the Miami, FL, Class B Airspace; and the Fort Lauderdale, FL, Class C Airspace Areas; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2019-06183
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-04-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is announcing 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 purpose of the meeting is to provide interested parties an opportunity to present views, recommendations, and comments on any proposed change to the airspace. All comments received during the meeting will be considered prior to any revision or issuance of a notice of proposed rulemaking.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-06031
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-04-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2005-20- 01, which applies to all The Boeing Company Model 737-100, -200, -200C, -300, -400, and -500 series airplanes. AD 2005-20-01 requires repetitive inspections of the vertical stiffeners at left buttock line (LBL) and right buttock line (RBL) 6.15 for cracks; and replacement of both stiffeners with new, improved stiffeners if any stiffener is found cracked. Since we issued AD 2005-20-01, we have received reports of cracks found in the left and right side keel beam upper chords when replacing vertical stiffeners. In addition, we have determined that the replacement stiffener installation degraded the fault current bonding path and could introduce an ignition source in the fuel tank in the event of an electrical hot short or a lightning strike. This proposed AD would require, depending on airplane configuration, replacing the vertical stiffeners at LBL and RBL 6.15 on the rear spar of the wing center section, installing angle and bonding jumpers, installing brackets, applying sealant, and applying paint. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.