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

Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of New Approval of Information Collection: Safety Statement Requirement for Manufacturers of Small Unmanned Aircraft
Document Number: 2019-08739
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-30
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 of a new information collection. The collection involves manufacturers of small unmanned aircraft providing a safety statement to owners of the UAS they produce. This is a statutory requirement. To minimize the burden on small businesses, the FAA has developed an example safety statement that can be used to satisfy the requirement.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Zee Aero
Document Number: 2019-08738
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-30
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; Erickson Aero Tanker, LLC
Document Number: 2019-08737
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-30
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; Jonathan Dill
Document Number: 2019-08736
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-30
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; Midwest Turbine Service
Document Number: 2019-08735
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-30
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 New Approval of Information Collection: Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA) Monitoring, Reporting, and Verification (MRV) Program
Document Number: 2019-08684
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for a new information collection. The collection involves a request that airplane operators subject to the applicability of Annex 16, Volume IV of the Convention on Civil Aviation (hereinafter the ``Chicago Convention'') submit electronically an Emissions Monitoring Plan (EMP) and an annual Emissions Report (ER) to the FAA. The information to be collected is necessary because FAA will use the information to fulfill the United States' responsibilities under the Chicago Convention.
Special Conditions: Boeing Model 787 Series Airplanes; Seats With Inertia Locking Devices
Document Number: 2019-08613
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-04-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes special conditions for Boeing Model 787 series airplanes. These airplanes 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 seats with inertia locking devices. 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.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Elbe Flugzeugwerke GmbH
Document Number: 2019-08612
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of Federal Aviation Regulations. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, the FAA's exemption process. Neither publication of this notice nor the inclusion or omission of information in the summary is intended to affect the legal status of the petition or its final disposition.
Airworthiness Criteria: Special Class Airworthiness Criteria for the Yamaha Fazer R
Document Number: 2019-08606
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-04-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA announces airworthiness criteria for a special class of aircraft, the Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., model Fazer R, which is an unmanned aircraft system. It designates airworthiness criteria found by the FAA to provide an equivalent level of safety to existing standards.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-08536
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-04-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 787 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of hydraulic leakage caused by damage to aileron and elevator actuators from lightning strikes. This AD requires an inspection or records check to inspect for certain parts, detailed inspections of aileron and elevator power control units (PCUs), and applicable on- condition actions. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Special Conditions: Costruzioni Aeronautiche Tecnam S.P.A.; Model P2012 Airplane; Installation of Rechargeable Lithium Batteries
Document Number: 2019-08477
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-04-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Costruzioni Aeronautiche Tecnam S.P.A., Model P2012 airplane. These airplanes will have a novel or unusual design feature associated with the installation of a rechargeable lithium battery. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These special conditions contain the additional safety standards the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards.
Special Conditions: Costruzioni Aeronautiche Tecnam S.P.A., Model P2012 Airplane; Electronic Engine Control System Installation
Document Number: 2019-08476
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-04-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Costruzioni Aeronautiche Tecnam S.P.A., Model P2012 airplane. This airplane will have a novel or unusual design feature associated with installation of an engine that includes an electronic engine control system. 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.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Hamilton, OH
Document Number: 2019-08474
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-04-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Butler County Regional Airport-Hogan Field, Hamilton, OH. This action is due to an airspace review caused by the decommissioning of the Richmond VHF omnidirectional range (VOR), which provided navigation information to the instrument procedures at this airport, as part of the VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) Program. Airspace redesign is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at this airport.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Connersville and Richmond, IN
Document Number: 2019-08473
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-04-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Mettel Field Airport, Connersville, IN, and Richmond Municipal Airport, Richmond, IN. This action is due to an airspace review caused by the decommissioning of the Richmond VHF omnidirectional range (VOR), which provided navigation information to the instrument procedures at these airports, as part of the VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) Program. The geographic coordinates of the airports are also being updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautic database. Airspace redesign is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at these airports.
Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee-Open Meeting
Document Number: 2019-08365
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Pursuant to Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, notice is hereby given of a meeting of the Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee (COMSTAC).
Waiver of Aeronautical Land-Use Assurances: New Century AirCenter Airport (IXD), New Century, KS
Document Number: 2019-08364
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is considering a proposal from the Johnson County Airport Commission (sponsor), New Century, KS, to release 623.74+ acres of land from the federal obligation dedicating it to aeronautical use and to authorize this parcel to be used for revenue-producing, non-aeronautical purposes.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-08172
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-04-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2015-17- 14, which applies to all Airbus SAS Model A319 series airplanes; Model A320-211, -212, -214, -231, -232, and -233 airplanes, and Model A321- 111, -112, -131, -211, -212, -213, -231, and -232 airplanes. AD 2015- 17-14 requires repetitive rototest inspections of the open tack holes and rivet holes at the cargo floor support fittings of the fuselage, including doing all applicable related investigative actions, and repair if necessary. Since we issued AD 2015-17-14, further analysis and widespread fatigue damage (WFD) evaluations identified the need to reduce the initial compliance times and repetitive intervals for the inspections for certain airplanes, and to add work for certain airplanes. This proposed AD would continue to require the actions of AD 2015-17-14, would add actions for certain airplanes, and would reduce the compliance times for certain airplanes, as specified in an European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which will be incorporated by reference. This proposed AD would also reduce the applicability. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Northrop Grumman LITEF GmbH LCR-100 Attitude and Heading Reference System Units
Document Number: 2019-08157
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-04-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Northrop Grumman LITEF GmbH LCR-100 Attitude and Heading Reference System (AHRS) units installed on various aircraft. This AD requires removing certain LCR-100 AHRS units from service. This AD was prompted by test results showing loss of or invalid data. The actions of this AD are intended to prevent an unsafe condition on these products.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of a Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Survey of Airman Satisfaction With Aeromedical Certification Services
Document Number: 2019-08110
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-23
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 Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on February 1, 2019. The collection involves soliciting feedback from airmen on service quality of Aeromedical Certification Services. The information to be collected will be used to inform improvements in Aeromedical Certification Services.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-08095
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-04-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model BD-100-1A10 airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report that certain split ball bearings used in main landing gear (MLG) side brace actuator assemblies are manufactured from material that does not meet the required material properties. This AD requires an inspection of the left and right MLG side brace actuator assemblies and, if necessary, replacement of the split ball bearings. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Conforming Amendments and Technical Corrections to Department Rules Implementing the Transportation Industry Drug Testing Program
Document Number: 2019-06986
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-04-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Office of the Secretary of Transportation
This final rule makes minor technical corrections to the OST, FAA, FTA, and PHMSA regulations governing drug testing for safety- sensitive employees to ensure consistency with the recent amendments made to the Department of Transportation's regulation, ``Procedures for Transportation Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing Programs,'' which added requirements to test for oxycodone, oxymorphone, hydrocodone, and hydromorphone to DOT-regulated drug testing programs. The changes to the Department's regulation make it necessary to refer to these substances, as well as the previously covered drugs morphine, 6- acetylmorphine, and codeine, by the more inclusive term ``opioids,'' rather than ``opiates.'' This rule amends the term in the FAA, FTA, and PHMSA regulations to ensure that all DOT drug testing rules are consistent with one another and with the Mandatory Guidelines for Federal Workplace Drug Testing Programs. In addition, this rule makes a conforming amendment to include the term ``opioids'' in the wording of the Department's annual information collection requirement and clarifications to section 40.26 and Appendix H regarding the requirement for employers to follow the Department's instructions for the annual information collection.
Notice of Opportunity for Public Comment To Dispose of 0.76 Acres of Airport Land at T.F. Green Airport, Warwick, RI
Document Number: 2019-08082
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Notice is being given that the FAA is considering a request from the Rhode Island Airport Corporation (RIAC) to dispose of 0.76 acres of land. The parcel, made up of five smaller parcels, was acquired as part of Airport Improvement Program Grant 3-44-0003-01 and is located to the northwest of Runway 16. The parcel is no longer needed for airport purposes. Prior to and as part of the disposal, the buyer must rezone the property for commercial use and an avigation easement will be required for the property to ensure compatible land use with the airport. RIAC will obtain fair market value for the disposal of the land and the income derived from this disposal will be reinvested in a future AIP funded project for the airport.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Notice of Proposed Construction or Alteration, Notice of Actual Construction or Alteration
Document Number: 2019-08011
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-22
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 FAA uses the information collected on form 7460-1 to determine the effect a proposed construction or alteration would have on air navigation and the National Airspace System (NAS) and the information collected on form 7460-2 to measure the progress of actual construction.
Special Conditions: Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation Model MRJ-200 Airplane; Control Surface Position Awareness
Document Number: 2019-07996
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-04-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation (Mitsubishi) Model MRJ-200 airplane. This airplane will have a novel or unusual design feature when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes. This design feature is a fly-by-wire electronic flight control system and no direct coupling from cockpit controller to control surface. 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; Rolls-Royce plc Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2019-07942
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-04-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Rolls-Royce plc (RR) Trent 1000-A2, Trent 1000-AE2, Trent 1000-C2, Trent 1000-CE2, Trent 1000-D2, Trent 1000-E2, Trent 1000-G2, Trent 1000-H2, Trent 1000-J2, Trent 1000-K2, and Trent 1000-L2 model turbofan engines. This AD was prompted by reports of intermediate-pressure compressor (IPC) rotor seal failures. This AD requires initial and repetitive on-wing borescope inspections (BSIs) of affected IPC rotor seals and removing any cracked parts from service. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-07937
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-04-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2017-25- 12, which applies to all The Boeing Company Model 737-100, -200, -200C, -300, -400, and -500 series airplanes. AD 2017-25-12 requires repetitive inspections for cracking of the webs of the stub beams at certain fuselage stations, and applicable on-condition actions. Since we issued AD 2017-25-12, we have received reports of horizontal cracking in the station (STA) 685 stub beam at the inboard end of the upper chord and the outboard end of the lower chord. AD 2017-25-12 did not require an inspection of the area where the horizontal cracks were found. This proposed AD would require repetitive inspections at certain fuselage stations for cracking of the stub beams, and applicable on- condition actions. 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: 2019-07831
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-04-22
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: 2019-07830
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-04-22
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.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: R1-2019-07587
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-04-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 757 airplanes. This AD was prompted by an evaluation by the design approval holder (DAH) indicating that the inner skin of the lap splices, at the lower fastener row, is subject to scratch cracks that may interact with widespread fatigue damage (WFD). This AD requires a general visual inspection (GVI) of certain lap splice inspection areas for any repair common to the fuselage skin lap splice dual frequency eddy current (DFEC) inspection areas, repetitive DFEC inspections of certain lap splice inner skins for any crack, and applicable on-condition actions. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-07940
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-04-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2016-19-14, which applied to certain Airbus SAS Model A318 and A319 series airplanes; Model A320-211, -212, -214, -231, -232, and -233 airplanes; and Model A321-111, -112, -131, -211, -212, -213, -231, and -232 airplanes. AD 2016-19-14 required repetitive inspections for cracking of the 10VU rack fitting lugs, and repair of any cracking. Since we issued AD 2016-19-14, we have determined that the unsafe condition may exist on additional airplanes. This AD continues to require repetitive inspections for cracking of the 10VU rack fitting lugs, and repair of any cracking. This AD also adds airplanes to the applicability. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Dassault Aviation Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-07939
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-04-19
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 of the need for a revision to the airplane airworthiness limitations to introduce changes to the maintenance requirements and airworthiness limitations. 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Approval of New Information Collection: For the Information Collection Entitled, Website for Frequency Coordination Request (WebFCR), Pursuant to FAA Order 6050.32B
Document Number: 2019-07838
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-19
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 allow a new information collection of a currently approved joint effort. The FAA has developed and deployed an information system, The Web-based Frequency Coordination Request (WebFCR) system to collect certain broadcast frequency information originally collected on form 7460-1, under OMB control number 2120-0001. It was determined that several broadcast applications from proponents not associated with construction, alterations and/or obstructions were not being properly captured with the required frequency data impacting the initiation of aeronautical studies.
Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace, and Revocation of Class E Airspace; Brooksville, FL
Document Number: 2019-07834
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-04-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class D airspace and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 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 is 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 replaces the outdated term Airport/Facility Directory with the term Chart Supplement in the legal descriptions of associated Class D airspace of this airport.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH Helicopters
Document Number: 2019-07562
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-04-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for various Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH (Airbus Helicopters) Model MBB- BK117 and Model BO-105 helicopters. This AD requires removing the swashplate bellows (bellows) and repetitively inspecting the swashplate assembly. This AD was prompted by reports of loose and missing clamps installed on bellows. The actions of this AD are intended to detect and prevent an unsafe condition on these products.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Certificated Training Centers-Simulator Rule
Document Number: 2019-07771
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-18
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 Certificated Training Centers. Operators pay Certificated Training Centers to provide training to their employees, typically pilots, on different types of equipment if training is not done in house. The information to be collected is necessary because it allows aviation safety inspectors (operations) to review and to provide surveillance to training centers to ensure compliance with airman training, testing, and certification requirements specified in other parts of the regulations. If the information were not collected, inspectors would not be able to determine if airmen who are clients are being trained, checked or tested to meet the safety standards established in other parts of the regulations. To date, FAA inspectors have used the information collected to determine and assess regulatory compliance during routine program surveillance.
Airworthiness Directives; GA 8 Airvan (Pty) Ltd Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-07702
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-04-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for GA 8 Airvan (Pty) Ltd Model GA8 and Model GA8-TC320 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 certain wing strut fittings manufactured with incorrect grain orientation, which has an unknown effect on fatigue related concerns. We are issuing this AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Coushatta, LA
Document Number: 2019-07600
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-04-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action corrects a final rule published in the Federal Register of March 1, 2019, that establishes Class E airspace at The Red River Airport, Coushatta, LA. The geographic coordinates of the airport will be amended to be in concert with the FAA's aeronautical database.
Proposed Amendment of Area Navigation (RNAV) Routes T-287, T-291, and T-295; Eastern United States
Document Number: 2019-07597
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-04-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify low altitude RNAV routes T-287, T-291, and T-295 in the eastern 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.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Aerones Inc.
Document Number: 2019-07690
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-17
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; Alaska Airlines
Document Number: 2019-07689
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-17
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.
Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee; Meeting
Document Number: 2019-07688
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of the ARAC.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Brittan Evan Kirk
Document Number: 2019-07687
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-17
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 Intent of Waiver With Respect to Land; Akron Fulton Airport, Akron, Ohio
Document Number: 2019-07686
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is considering a proposal to change 9.41 acres of airport land from aeronautical use to non-aeronautical use and to authorize the lease of airport property located at Akron Fulton Airport, Akron, Ohio. The aforementioned land is not needed for aeronautical use. The property is located southeast of the airfield west of Derby Downs Drive. The property is designated as aeronautical use however there is no aeronautical use. During special events the property is used for parking. The proposed non-aeronautical use of the property is for the development of a Commercial Driver's License training facility to be operated by Stark State College. The City of Akron will lease the property to Stark State College.
Notice of Intent To Rule on a Land Release Request at Hudson Valley Regional Airport (POU), Wappingers Falls, NY
Document Number: 2019-07598
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-17
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 14.79 acres of federally obligated airport property at Hudson Valley Regional Airport, Wappingers Falls, Dutchess County, NY, from the National Emergency Use Provision contained in the Quitclaim Deed, dated April 4, 1947, and from conditions, reservations, and restrictions contained in Airport Improvement Program grants that would restrict the use of said land to aeronautical purposes. This acreage is a portion of land that was transferred from the United States of America to Dutchess County by the War Asset Administration under the provisions of the Surplus Property Act of 1944. The release will allow the airport to generate revenue through a land lease for a solar farm. The proposed use of land after the release will be compatible with the airport and will not interfere with the airport or its operation.
Amendment of Restricted Area R-2101; Anniston Army Depot, AL
Document Number: 2019-07596
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-04-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action updates the controlling agency information for restricted area R-2101, Anniston Army Depot, AL. This is an administrative change to reflect the current air traffic control (ATC) facility tasked with controlling agency responsibilities for the restricted area. It does not affect the boundaries, designated altitudes, time of designation, or activities conducted within restricted area R-2101.
Proposed Primary Category Design Standards; Cub Crafters, Inc., Model CC21-180 Airplane
Document Number: 2019-07592
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-04-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document announces the existence of and requests comments on the proposed airworthiness design standards for acceptance for the type certification of the Cub Crafters, Inc., Model CC21-180 airplane under the regulations for primary category aircraft.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-07587
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-04-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 757 airplanes. This AD was prompted by an evaluation by the design approval holder (DAH) indicating that the inner skin of the lap splices, at the lower fastener row, is subject to scratch cracks that may interact with widespread fatigue damage (WFD). This AD requires a general visual inspection (GVI) of certain lap splice inspection areas for any repair common to the fuselage skin lap splice dual frequency eddy current (DFEC) inspection areas, repetitive DFEC inspections of certain lap splice inner skins for any crack, and applicable on-condition actions. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Special Conditions: Airbus Model A330 Series Airplanes; Seats With Inertia Locking Devices
Document Number: 2019-07516
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-04-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes special conditions for Airbus Model A330 series airplanes. These airplanes 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 seats with inertia locking devices. 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.
Aviation Maintenance Technician Schools
Document Number: 2019-06399
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-04-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
On October 2, 2015, the FAA published in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking proposing to amend the regulations governing the curriculum and operations of FAA-certificated Aviation Maintenance Technician Schools. Commenters suggested expanding the scope of that proposal to allow competency-based training and satellite training locations and to eliminate the national passing norms specified in the quality of instruction requirements. After analyzing the comments, the FAA agrees with expanding the scope of the proposal. The FAA is proposing to allow the option of competency-based training and satellite training locations. Additionally, the FAA is proposing to amend the quality of instruction requirements by replacing the national passing norms with a standard pass rate.
Airworthiness Directives; Safran Aerosystems Life Jackets
Document Number: 2019-07426
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-04-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Safran Aerosystems (formerly Zodiac Aerospace Services) life jackets. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of defective welding on certain life jackets around the inflation system. This proposed AD would require removal and replacement of the affected life jackets. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.