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

Amendment of Class E Airspace; Madera, CA
Document Number: 2019-11301
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-05-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Madera Municipal Airport, Madera, CA, eliminate references to the Clovis and Friant Very High Frequency Omni-Directional Range/Tactical Air Navigation Aids (VORTAC), and update the airports geographic coordinates to match the FAA's current aeronautical database. In addition, this action would update the airspace lateral dimensions to meet current requirements by removing 4.4 miles of airspace extending to the southeast, adding 0.4 miles to the radius around the Airport Reference Point and adding a portion that extends 1 mile either side of 316[deg] bearing from the 4.4 mile radius to 1.5 miles northwest. This action would support the operation of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) under standard instrument approach and departure procedures in the National Airspace System.
Airworthiness Directives; Viking Air Limited (Type Certificate Previously Held by Bombardier Inc.; de Havilland, Inc.) Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-11298
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-05-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Viking Air Limited (Viking) Models DHC-6-1, DHC-6-100, DHC-6-200, DHC- 6-300, and DHC-6-400 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 occurrences of excessive wear of elevator cables at pulley location station (STA) 270.3. The FAA is issuing this AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Streamlined Launch and Reentry Licensing Requirements; Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: 2019-11286
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-05-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action extends the comment period for an NPRM that was published on April 15, 2019. In that document, the FAA proposed to streamline and increase the flexibility in the FAA's commercial space launch and reentry regulations. 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 FAA is extending the comment period closing date to allow commenters time to adequately analyze the proposed rule and prepare response.
Airworthiness Directives; Pratt & Whitney Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2019-11285
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-05-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Pratt & Whitney (PW) PW1519G, PW1521G, PW1521GA, PW1524G, PW1525G, PW1521G-3, PW1524G-3, PW1525G-3, PW1919G, PW1921G, PW1922G, PW1923G, and PW1923G-A model turbofan engines. This proposed AD was prompted by corrosion found on the high-pressure compressor (HPC) front hub, which could result in certain HPC front hubs cracking before reaching their published life limit. This proposed AD would require revisions to the Airworthiness Limitations Section (ALS) of the manufacturer's Instructions for Continued Airworthiness (ICA) and air carrier's approved Continued Airworthiness Maintenance Programs (CAMP) to incorporate new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations. The FAA is 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: Airport Grants Program
Document Number: 2019-11263
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-30
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 renewal information collection. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on March 11, 2019. The collection involves data from airport sponsors and planning agencies to determine eligibility, and to ensure proper use of Federal funds and project accomplishments for the Airport Improvement Program. This is the 30-day notice.
Airworthiness Directives; Embraer S.A. Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-11093
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-05-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Embraer S.A. Model ERJ 170 airplanes; Model ERJ 190-100 STD, - 100 LR, -100 ECJ, and -100 IGW airplanes; and Model ERJ 190-200 STD, - 200 LR, and -200 IGW airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of the ram air turbine (RAT) compartment door seal peeling off and tangling up on the RAT rotor during flight test. This proposed AD would require a general visual inspection for peeling-off of the RAT compartment door seal, bonding if necessary, and the rework of the RAT compartment door seal attachment. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Special Conditions: Airbus Model A330 Series Airplanes; Seats With Inertia Locking Devices
Document Number: 2019-11071
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-05-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Airbus Model A330 series airplane. 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 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; Leonardo S.p.A. (Type Certificate Previously Held by Finmeccanica S.p.A., AgustaWestland S.p.A) Helicopters
Document Number: 2019-10773
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-05-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Leonardo S.p.A. (Type Certificate previously held by Finmeccanica S.p.A., AgustaWestland S.p.A.) Model AW109SP helicopters. This AD requires inspecting and altering the rescue hoist. This AD was prompted by a report of a damaged hoist cable that detached after load application. The actions of this AD are intended to address an unsafe condition on these products.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of New Approval of Information Collection: Airspace Authorizations in Controlled Airspace Under 49 U.S.C. 44809(a)(5)
Document Number: 2019-11060
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-28
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 Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on March 11, 2019 at Volume 84, pages 8778-79. The FAA received no comments during the 60-day comment period. The FAA proposes collecting information pursuant to new requirements under the U.S.C. that limited recreational operations of unmanned aircraft must now apply for airspace authorizations in controlled airspace. The FAA will use the collected information to make determinations whether to authorize or deny the requested operation of UAS in controlled airspace. The proposed information collection is necessary to issue such authorizations or denials consistent with the FAA's mandate to ensure safe and efficient use of national airspace.
Proposed Establishment of Area Navigation (RNAV) Routes; Northeastern United States
Document Number: 2019-10950
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-05-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish seven new low altitude RNAV routes, designated T-303, T-307, T-320, T-324, T-335, T-356, and T-358, in the northeastern United States. The proposed routes would enhance the efficiency of the National Airspace System (NAS) by expanding the availability of RNAV routing and supporting the transition of the NAS from ground-based to satellite-based navigation.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Hawaiian Islands, HI
Document Number: 2019-10949
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-05-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies the Hawaiian Islands Class E airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet and 5,500 feet above the surface of the earth by removing that portion that extends beyond the Territorial Sea. This action supports the operation of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) under standard instrument approach and departure procedures in the Hawaiian Islands, for the safety and management of aircraft within the National Airspace System.
Establishment of the Hawaiian Islands High and the Hawaiian Islands Low Offshore Airspace Areas; Hawaii
Document Number: 2019-10948
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-05-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes the Hawaiian High and Hawaiian Low Offshore airspace areas. This action establishes Class A airspace, extending upward from 18,000 feet mean sea level (MSL) to and including flight level (FL) 600; and Class E airspace, extending upward from 1,200 feet MSL to and including 17,999 feet MSL around the Hawaiian Islands. The action provides additional airspace within which domestic air traffic control (ATC) procedures will be used. Establishment of the Class A and Class E airspaces enhances the management of air traffic operations resulting in a more efficient use of that airspace.
Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce plc Turbofan Engines
Document Number: C1-2019-10233
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-05-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Airworthiness Directives; Textron Aviation, Inc. Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-10993
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-05-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Textron Aviation, Inc. (type certificate previously held by Cessna Aircraft Company) Models 525, 525A, and 525B airplanes with Tamarack active load alleviation system (ATLAS) winglets installed in accordance with Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) SA03842NY. 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 malfunction of the ATLAS. We are issuing this AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
IFR Altitudes; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2019-10951
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-05-24
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; Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation Helicopters
Document Number: 2019-10772
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-05-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2018-10- 07, which applies to Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation (Sikorsky) Model S- 76C helicopters. AD 2018-10-07 requires inspecting the engine collective position transducer (CPT). Since we issued AD 2018-10-07, we determined that an additional part-numbered engine CPT is affected by the same unsafe condition. This proposed AD would retain the requirements of AD 2018-10-07 and expand the applicability to include the additional engine CPT. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-10748
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-05-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2010-14-05, which applied to certain Bombardier, Inc., Model CL-600-1A11 (600), CL- 600-2A12 (601), and CL-600-2B16 (601-3A, 601-3R, and 604 Variants) airplanes. AD 2010-14-05 required inspection for the part numbers of the system and brake accumulators, and repetitive replacement of affected accumulators. This AD adds requirements for relocating the accumulators and revising the existing maintenance or inspection program to incorporate new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations. This AD also adds optional terminating action for certain airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of on-ground hydraulic accumulator screw cap or end cap failure that resulted in the loss of the associated hydraulic system and high-energy impact damage to adjacent systems and structure. We are issuing 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: 2019-10737
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-05-23
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: 2019-10736
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-05-23
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) foroperations 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; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-10654
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-05-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are revising an earlier proposal to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2016-12-09, which applies to certain Airbus Model A330- 200, -200 Freighter, and -300 series airplanes; and Model A340-200 and -300 series airplanes. This action revises the notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) by revising the compliance time for the modification of the inside center wing box (CWB). We are proposing this 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.
Special Conditions: Boeing Model 777-9 Airplane; Tire Debris Penetration of Fuel Tank Structure
Document Number: 2019-10703
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-05-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for The Boeing Company (Boeing) Model 777-9 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 composite fuel tanks that may be subject to tire-debris penetration of the fuel tanks. 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; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-10657
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-05-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 737-100, -200, -200C, -300, -400, and -500 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports indicating that the pitot heat switch is not always set to ON, which could result in misleading air data. This AD requires replacement of pitot anti-icing system components, installation of a junction box and wiring provisions, repetitive testing of the anti- icing system, 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: 2019-10653
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-05-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2014-20-04, which applied to all Airbus SAS Model A318 and A319 series airplanes; Airbus SAS Model A320-111, -211, -212, -214, -231, -232, and -233 airplanes; and Airbus SAS Model A321-111, -112, -131, -211, -212, -213, -231, and -232 airplanes. AD 2014-20-04 required repetitive inspections of the titanium angles between the belly fairing and the keel beam side panel, an inspection of the open holes of cracked titanium angles, and corrective action if necessary. This AD continues to require those actions, adds Model A320-216 airplanes, and requires a detailed inspection for, and replacement of, certain rivets, and corrective actions if necessary. This AD was prompted by reports of cracks at the lower riveting of the four titanium angles that connect the belly fairing to the keel beam side panels. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Gulfstream Aerospace Corp.
Document Number: 2019-10630
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-22
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; Alakai Technologies Corporation
Document Number: 2019-10629
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-22
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; Uber Elevate, Inc.
Document Number: 2019-10593
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-21
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.
June 6, 2019 Drone Advisory Committee (DAC) Meeting
Document Number: 2019-10591
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to announce the June 6, 2019 DAC Meeting to the public.
Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Olympia, WA
Document Number: 2019-10554
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-05-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action corrects the header text for the Class D and Class E airspace areas for Olympia, WA. The state abbreviation for the location of the airport in the header is corrected from OR to WA. This does not affect the charted boundaries or operating requirements of the airspace.
Airworthiness Directives; GE Honda Aero Engines Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2019-10525
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-05-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all GE Honda Aero Engines (GHAE) HF120 turbofan engines with a certain fuel pump metering unit (FPMU) assembly. This proposed AD was prompted by damage found on the permanent magnetic alternator (PMA) drive gear within the FPMU assembly. This proposed AD would require removal of a certain FPMU assembly and its replacement with a part eligible for installation. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Morgan City, LA
Document Number: 2019-10358
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-05-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action removes Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Morgan City, LA. This action due to the cancellation of the standard instrument approach procedures at the heliport making the airspace no longer necessary.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Rockford, IL
Document Number: 2019-10357
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-05-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class D airspace and Class E airspace areas extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface of the earth at Chicago/Rockford International Airport (formerly Greater Rockford Airport) in Rockford, IL. The FAA is proposing this action as the result of an airspace review caused by the decommissioning of the GILMY locator outer marker (LOM). The airport name would be updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database. The GILMY LOM and Greater Rockford ILS localizer are no longer needed in the description of the Class D and E-5 airspace and will be removed. Airspace redesign is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at these airports.
Notice of Opportunity for Public Comment on Change in Use of Aeronautical Property at Tallahassee International Airport
Document Number: 2019-10345
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration is requesting public comment on a request by the City of Tallahassee to change a portion of airport property from aeronautical to non-aeronautical use at the Tallahassee International Airport, Tallahassee City, Florida. The request consists of approximately 317.37 acres of vacant property located on the western side of the airport property boundary. Present fair market value of the property is $157,098 annually. Documents reflecting the Sponsor's request are available, by appointment only, for inspection at the Tallahassee International Airport and the FAA Airports District Office.
Notice of Intent of Waiver With Respect to Land; Willoughby Lost Nation Municipal Airport, Willoughby, Ohio
Document Number: 2019-10339
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is considering a proposal to change 1.021 acres of airport land from aeronautical use to non-aeronautical use and to authorize the sale of airport property located at Willoughby Lost Nation Municipal Airport, Willoughby, Ohio. The aforementioned land is not needed for aeronautical use. The property is located north east of the Runway 28 threshold, west of Reynolds Road and south of the City of Mentor Fire Station No. 4. The parcel is obligated as aeronautical use within the airport boundary as depicted on the current Exhibit A. There is no current existing aeronautical use. The proposed non-aeronautical use of the property is for a Regional Emergency Response Facility to be developed by the City of Mentor.
Airworthiness Directives; Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc. (Bell) Helicopters
Document Number: 2019-10310
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-05-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2018-17-01 for Bell Model 212, 412, 412CF, and 412EP helicopters. AD 2018-17-01 required replacing certain oil and fuel check valves and prohibited installing these valves on any helicopter. This AD retains the requirements of AD 2018-17-01 but expands those requirements for all model helicopters. This AD was prompted by the discovery that we omitted a helicopter model from one of the required actions. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters
Document Number: 2019-10307
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-05-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Airbus Helicopters Model AS332C, AS332C1, AS332L, and AS332L1 helicopters. This AD requires inspecting the jettisoning mechanism of the left-hand (LH) and right-hand (RH) cabin sliding plug doors. This AD is prompted by a report that during a scheduled inspection a cabin door failed to jettison. 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: 2019-10305
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-05-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Limited (Bell) Model 206A, 206B, 206L, 206L- 1, 206L-3, 206L-4, and 407 helicopters. This AD requires inspecting and cleaning the oil supply restrictor (restrictor) to the freewheel assembly. This AD was prompted by reports of a blocked oil line restrictor in the freewheel lubrication system. The actions of this AD are intended to address an unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce plc Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2019-10233
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-05-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede airworthiness directive (AD) 2008-22- 24 which applies to certain Rolls-Royce plc (RR) RB211-535E4-37, RB211- 535E4-B-37, and RB211-535E4-B-75 model turbofan engines. AD 2008-22-24 requires initial and repetitive ultrasonic inspections of installed low-pressure compressor (LPC) fan blade roots on-wing and during overhaul, and relubrication according to accumulated life cycles. Since we issued AD 2008-22-24, RR determined the need to expand the inspections to engines operating under additional flight profiles and to extend the inspection intervals for certain affected engines. This proposed AD would require initial and repetitive inspections to detect cracks on the installed LPC fan blade roots on-wing or at engine overhaul. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; International Aero Engines AG Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2019-10232
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-05-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain International Aero Engines AG (IAE) V2500 model turbofan engines. This proposed AD was prompted by an inspection that determined that material anomalies exist in certain low-pressure turbine (LPT) stage 6 disks. This proposed AD would require removal from service of the affected LPT stage 6 disks and their replacement with a part eligible for installation. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; International Aero Engines AG Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2019-10231
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-05-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all International Aero Engines AG (IAE) V2525-D5 and V2528-D5 model turbofan engines. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of cracked turbine exhaust cases (TECs). This proposed AD would require initial and repetitive inspections of the affected TEC and, depending on the results of the inspections, its replacement with a part eligible for installation. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Proposed Revocation of Class E Airspace; Tecumseh, MI
Document Number: 2019-10185
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-05-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to remove Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Meyers-Divers' Airport and Tecumseh Products Airport, Tecumseh, MI. The FAA is proposing this action due to the cancellation of the instrument procedures; and the airspace is no longer required.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Minocqua-Woodruff, WI
Document Number: 2019-10183
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-05-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace areas extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface of the earth at Lakeland/Nobel F. Lee Memorial Field Airport in Minocqua-Woodruff, WI. The FAA is proposing this action as the result of an airspace review caused by the decommissioning of the Arbor Vitae non-directional radio beacon (NDB). The geographic coordinates for the airport in the associated airspace would be updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database. Airspace redesign is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at these airports.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Denison, IA
Document Number: 2019-10175
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-05-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Denison Municipal Airport, Denison, IA. This action is due to the decommissioning of the Denison non- directional radio beacon (NDB). Additionally, the geographic coordinates are being updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Dickinson, ND
Document Number: 2019-10176
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-05-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies Class E surface airspace and Class E airspace areas extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface of the earth at Dickinson-Theodore Roosevelt Regional Airport (formerly Dickinson Municipal Airport) in Dickinson, ND. This action is the result of an airspace review caused by the decommissioning of the Dickinson non-directional radio beacon (NDB). The geographic coordinates for the airport in the associated airspace and the airport name are updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database. Also, the Dickinson VHF omni-directional radio range and tactical air navigational aid (VORTAC) is no longer needed in the description of the E-5 airspace and will be removed. Airspace redesign is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at this airport.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Charleston, MO
Document Number: 2019-10173
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-05-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Charleston, Mississippi County Airport in Charleston, MO. This action is due to the decommissioning of the Charleston non-directional radio beacon (NDB).
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Sibley, IA
Document Number: 2019-10172
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-05-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Sibley Municipal Airport in Sibley, IA. This action is the result of an airspace review caused by the decommissioning of the Sibley non-directional radio beacon (NDB).
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Cambridge, MD
Document Number: 2019-10171
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-05-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace for the Cambridge- Dorchester Regional Airport, Cambridge, MD, by correcting the airspace designation header in the 7400.11 to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database. This does not affect the boundaries or operating requirements of the airspace.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Bloomsburg, PA
Document Number: 2019-10170
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-05-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action corrects a final rule published in the Federal Register on September 11, 2018 (corrected November 6, 2018), Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface at Bloomsburg Municipal Airport, Bloomsburg, PA. The airport's description header identified the region as ``ASO''. The correct region identifier is ``AEA''.
Exception for Limited Recreational Operations of Unmanned Aircraft
Document Number: 2019-10169
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action provides notice of the statutory exception for limited recreational operations of unmanned aircraft. It also describes the agency's incremental implementation approach for the exception and how individuals can operate recreational unmanned aircraft (commonly referred to as drones) today under the exception.
Approval of Noise Compatibility Program for San Francisco International Airport, San Mateo County, California
Document Number: 2019-09956
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its findings on the noise compatibility program submitted by the City and County of San Francisco, Airport Commission (Airport Commission), San Mateo County, California under the provisions of 49, United States Code (U.S.C.) (the Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act, hereinafter referred to as ``the Act'') and 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 150 (hereinafter referred to as ``Part 150''). These findings are made in recognition of the description of Federal and nonfederal responsibilities in Senate Report No. 96-52 (1990). On January 29, 2016, the FAA determined that the noise exposure map updates submitted by the Airport Commission under Part 150 were in compliance with applicable requirements. On April 1, 2019, the FAA approved the San Francisco International Airport, Airport Noise Compatibility Program (NCP) Update. The 3 (three) measures recommended in the NCP Update were approved. No program elements relating to new or revised flight procedures for noise abatement were proposed by the airport operator.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Forest City, IA
Document Number: 2019-09947
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-05-16
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 Forest City Municipal Airport, Forest City, IA. The FAA is proposing this action as the result of an airspace review caused by the decommissioning of the Forest City non-directional beacon (NDB), which provided navigation information for the instrument procedures at this airport. Airspace redesign is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at this airport.