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

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Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-12664
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-06-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2000-03- 20 R1, which applies to all Airbus SAS Model A300 B4-601, B4-603, and B4-620, Model A300 B4-600R series, and Model A300 F4-605R airplanes. AD 2000-03-20 R1 requires repetitive ultrasonic inspections to detect cracks on the forward fittings in the radius of a certain frame, adjacent to the tension bolts in the center section of the wings, and various follow-on actions. Since we issued AD 2000-03-20 R1, we have determined that the existing compliance times must be reduced. This proposed AD would retain the requirements of AD 2000-03-20 R1, add new airplanes to the applicability, and introduce new compliance times for the required inspections as specified in a 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.
Amendment and Revocation of Air Traffic Service (ATS) Routes in the Vicinity of Manistique, MI
Document Number: 2019-12625
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-06-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies one VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airway (V-78) and removes one VOR Federal airway (V-224) in the vicinity of Manistique, MI. The FAA is taking this action due to the planned decommissioning of the Schoolcraft County, MI, VOR/Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/DME) navigation aid (NAVAID), which provides navigation guidance for portions of the affected ATS routes. The Schoolcraft County VOR is being decommissioned in support of the FAA's VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) program.
Amendment of VOR Federal Airways V-18, V-102, and V-278 in the Vicinity of Guthrie, TX
Document Number: 2019-12623
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-06-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways V-18, V-102, and V-278 in the vicinity of Guthrie, TX. The FAA is taking this action due to the planned decommissioning of the Guthrie, TX, VOR/Tactical Air Navigation (VORTAC) navigation aid (NAVAID), which provides navigation guidance for portions of the affected air traffic service (ATS) routes. The Guthrie VORTAC is being decommissioned as part of the FAA's VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) program.
Airworthiness Directives; Cirrus Design Corporation
Document Number: 2019-12622
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-06-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Cirrus Design Corporation (Cirrus) Model SF50 airplanes. This AD was sent previously as an emergency AD to all known U.S. owners and operators of these airplanes. This AD requires replacing the angle of attack (AOA) sensors with improved AOA sensors. This AD was prompted by three incidents on Cirrus Model SF50 airplanes of the stall warning and protection system (SWPS) or Electronic Stability & Protection (ESP) System engaging when not appropriate. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Aviat Aircraft Inc. Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-12621
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-06-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Aviat Aircraft Inc. Models A-1C-180 and A-1C-200 airplanes equipped with a Rapco part number RA1798-00-1 fuel vent check valve installed on either wing or both. This AD was prompted by a report that the fuel tank vent check valves are sticking in the closed position causing fuel starvation to the engine. This AD requires revision of the airplane flight manual (AFM) to add a pre-flight check of the fuel vent check valves for proper operation and replacing any inoperative fuel vent check valve with an airworthy part. We are issuing this AD 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: 2019-12626
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-06-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These airworthiness design criteria are issued to Alexander Schleicher GmbH & Co. Segelflugzeugbau for the Model ASK 21 B glider. The administrator finds the design criteria, which make up the certification basis for the Model ASK 21 B glider, acceptable.
Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce plc Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2019-12461
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-06-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Rolls-Royce plc (RR) RB211-524G2-19, RB211-524G2-T-19, RB211-524G3-19, RB211-524G3-T-19, RB211-524H2-19, RB211-524H2-T-19, RB211-524H-36 and RB211-524H-T-36 engines. This AD requires removal of affected low- pressure compressor (LPC) shafts. This AD was prompted by unauthorized repairs to the affected LPC shafts that reduced their expected life. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; American Aerospace Technologies, Inc.
Document Number: 2019-12444
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of Federal Aviation Regulations. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, the FAA's exemption process. Neither publication of this notice nor the inclusion or omission of information in the summary is intended to affect the legal status of the petition or its final disposition.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-12352
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-06-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2018-25-12, which applied to certain Airbus SAS Model A350-941 airplanes. AD 2018- 25-12 required modifying the vertical tail plane (VTP) tension bolts connection by adding sealant and protective treatment to the head of the connection, at the barrel nut cavities, and in the surrounding area. Since we issued AD 2018-25-12, it was determined that the instructions for certain airplanes are unclear for proper accomplishment of the required modification. This AD, for certain airplanes, requires accomplishing a revised modification and, for certain other airplanes, retains the modification required by AD 2018- 25-12, as specified in an European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which will be incorporated by reference. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-12351
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-06-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model CL-600-2A12 (601) airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report of damage to the anti-rotation tab on a main landing gear (MLG) side brace fitting due to the installation of an incorrect side brace fitting shaft. This AD requires an inspection of the MLG side brace fitting for damage, a verification of the side brace fitting shaft part number, and replacement of the side brace fitting shaft if necessary. It also requires the installation of an anti- rotation bracket. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of a Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Human Space Flight Requirements for Crew and Space Flight Participants
Document Number: 2019-12331
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew an information collection. The collection involves information demonstrating that a launch or reentry operation involving a human participant will meet the risk criteria and requirements to ensure public safety. The information to be collected is necessary for the FAA to assess crew qualification and training; for operators to inform space flight participants and crew members of the risks associated with launch and reentry activities; for the implementation of waiver of claims; and to ensure environmental control and life support systems and other systems adequately protect public health and safety.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-12322
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-06-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800, -900, and -900ER series airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of cracks in the skin and a certain chord at three fastener locations common to the drag link assembly at the chord. This AD requires repetitive inspections of the skin under the drag link assembly for any cracks, and applicable on-condition actions. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Wray, CO
Document Number: 2019-12185
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-06-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Wray Municipal Airport, Wray, CO, to accommodate new area navigation (RNAV) procedures at the airport. This action would ensure the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations within the National Airspace System. Additionally, this action proposes to remove Class E airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface at Wray Municipal Airport, Wray, CO. This airspace is wholly contained within the Denver en route airspace area and duplication is not necessary.
Noise Exposure Map Notice for Newark Liberty International Airport, Newark, New Jersey
Document Number: 2019-12183
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA announces its determination that the noise exposure maps submitted by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey for Newark Liberty International Airport are in compliance with applicable requirements.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Textron Aviation Inc.
Document Number: 2019-12174
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-11
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.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-11831
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-06-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model CL-600-2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 & 440); Model CL-600-2C10 (Regional Jet Series 700, 701 & 702); Model CL- 600-2D15 (Regional Jet Series 705); Model CL-600-2D24 (Regional Jet Series 900); and Model CL-600-2E25 (Regional Jet Series 1000) airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of incorrect deployment of forward and aft flight attendant oxygen masks. This proposed AD would require repacking the flight attendant and lavatory oxygen box assemblies as applicable, replacing the placards, and re- identifying the assemblies. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-12221
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-06-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting an airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 737-700C, -800, and -900ER series airplanes. This AD requires a maintenance records check to determine if any main slat track assembly has been removed, an inspection of the main slat track assemblies for a suspect lot number or a lot number that cannot be determined, and applicable on-condition actions. This AD was prompted by a report that certain main slat track assemblies were manufactured incorrectly and are affected by hydrogen embrittlement. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Special Conditions: Boeing Model 787 Series Airplanes; Seats With Inertia Locking Devices
Document Number: 2019-12121
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-06-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Boeing Model 787 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.
Special Conditions: Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation, Model MRJ-200 Airplane; Operation Without Normal Electrical Power
Document Number: 2019-12120
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-06-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation (MITAC), Model MRJ-200 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. These design features are electrical and electronic systems that perform critical functions, the loss of which could be catastrophic to the airplane. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design features. 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.
Notice of Intent to Designate as Abandoned Supplemental Type Certificates: S.T.C. Bee, Inc., SA374NW, SA391NW, SA393NW, SA395NW, SA575NW, SA576NW, SA613NW, and SA823NW (Original Product Type Certificate Number A-769-Sky Enterprises, Inc.-RC-3)
Document Number: 2019-12095
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces the FAA's intent to designate S.T.C. Bee, Inc., Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) Nos. SA374NW, SA391NW, SA393NW, SA395NW, SA575NW, SA576NW, SA613NW, and SA823NW, as abandoned and make the related engineering data available upon request. The FAA has received a request to provide engineering data concerning these STCs. The FAA has been unsuccessful in contacting S.T.C. Bee, Inc., and its heir concerning the STCs. This action is intended to enhance aviation safety.
Standard Instrument Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2019-12043
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-06-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This rule establishes, amends, suspends, or removes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and associated Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures (ODPs) for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions are needed because of the adoption of new or revised criteria, or because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System, such as the commissioning of new navigational facilities, adding new obstacles, or changing air traffic requirements. These changes are designed to provide safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace and to promote safe flight operations under instrument flight rules at the affected airports.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2019-12037
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-06-10
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.
Amendment of VOR Federal Airways V-8, V-92, V-214, and V-438 in the Vicinity of Grantsville, MD
Document Number: 2019-12036
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-06-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways V-8, V-92, V-214, and V-438 due to the planned decommissioning of the Grantsville, MD, VOR/DME navigation aid which provides navigation guidance for segments of the routes. The Grantsville VOR/DME is being decommissioned as part of the FAA's VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) program.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-11925
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-06-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 737-100, -200, -200C, -300, -400, and -500 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by significant changes made to the airworthiness limitations (AWLs) related to fuel tank ignition prevention and the nitrogen generation system. This AD would require revising the existing maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to include new or revised AWLs. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-11896
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-06-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2005-17- 14, which applies to all Airbus SAS Model A300 series airplanes; 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. AD 2005-17-14 requires repetitive tests to detect desynchronization of the rudder servo actuators, and adjustment or replacement of the spring rods of the rudder servo actuators, if necessary. AD 2005-17-14 also requires repetitive tests/inspections/analyses of the rudder servo actuators, and related investigative/corrective actions if necessary. Since we issued AD 2005-17-14, analyses of the inspection results indicated that the assumptions made to establish the survey campaign were not adequate, and a new investigation determined the existing inspection procedures and compliance times do not adequately address the unsafe condition. This proposed AD would retain some requirements of AD 2005- 17-14 and revise the inspection procedures and compliance times, 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.
Airworthiness Directives; Pacific Aerospace Limited Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-11751
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-06-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are revising an earlier proposal to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) AD 2018-04-09 for Pacific Aerospace Limited Model 750XL airplanes. This proposed airworthiness directive (AD) results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and address an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as incorrectly marked and annunciated low oil-pressure indication warnings. This SNPRM changes the title of one of the flight manuals to be revised, so that the revision requirement applies to all operators, regardless of the issue of their flight manual. Since these actions may impose an additional burden over those in the notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM), we are reopening the comment period to allow the public the opportunity to comment on these changes.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH Helicopters
Document Number: 2019-11993
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-06-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH (Airbus Helicopters) Model MBB-BK 117 D-2 helicopters. This AD requires replacing the rescue hoist cable cut pushbutton flip guard (flip guard). This AD was prompted by reports of unintended lifting of several flip guards. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Limited Helicopters
Document Number: 2019-11991
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-06-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2015-22-02 for certain Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Limited (Bell) Model 429 helicopters. AD 2015-22-02 required inspecting the tail rotor (TR) pitch link assemblies. This AD retains the inspections of AD 2015-22-02 and requires replacing certain pitch link bearings. This AD was prompted by a new design bearing introduced by Bell. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Notice of Opportunity for Public Comment on a Proposed Change of Airport Property Land Use From Aeronautical to Non-Aeronautical Use at Tulsa International Airport, Tulsa, OK
Document Number: 2019-11990
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is considering a request from Tulsa Airports Improvement Trust to change approximately 507 acres located on the east side of the airport between North Mingo Road and Highway 169 from aeronautical use to non-aeronautical use and to authorize the conversion of the airport property. The proposal consists of three parcels of land which were originally acquired under the following grants: Federal Airport Aid Program (FAAP) Nos. 9-34-032-C132 in 1963 and 3-34-032-C514 in 1965 and Airport Development Aid Program (ADAP) No.6-40-99-15 in 1978. The land comprising these parcels is outside the forecasted need for aviation development and is no longer needed for indirect or direct aeronautical use. The Airport wishes to develop this land for compatible commercial, non-aeronautical use. The Airport will retain ownership of this land and ensure the protection of Part 77 surfaces and compatible land use. The income from the conversion of these parcels will benefit the aviation community by reinvestment in the airport. Approval does not constitute a commitment by the FAA to financially assist in the conversion of the subject airport property nor a determination of eligibility for grant-in-aid funding from the FAA. The disposition of proceeds from the conversion of the airport property will be in accordance with FAA's Policy and Procedures Concerning the Use of Airport Revenue, published in the Federal Register on February 16, 1999. In accordance with section 47107(h) of Title 49, United States Code, this notice is required to be published in the Federal Register 30 days before modifying the land-use assurance that requires the property to be used for an aeronautical purpose.
Notice of Intent To Rule on a Land Release Request at Shawnee Regional Airport, Shawnee, Oklahoma
Document Number: 2019-11989
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to rule and invites public comment on the application for the release for disposal of approximately 2.48 acres of airport property of federally obligated land at Shawnee Regional Airport, Shawnee, OK.
Special Conditions: TTF Aerospace, LLC, Airbus Model A330-300 and Model A330-900 Series Airplanes; Bulk Cargo Lower Deck Crew Rest Compartments
Document Number: 2019-11957
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-06-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes special conditions for the Airbus Model A330-300 and Model A330-900 series airplanes. These airplanes, as modified by TTF Aerospace, LLC (TTF Aerospace), 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 lower deck mobile crew rest (LD- MCR) installed in the aft cargo compartment of Model A330-300 and Model A330-900 series airplanes. 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.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-11956
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-06-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2012-25-02, which applied to certain Bombardier, Inc., Model CL-600-2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 & 440) airplanes. AD 2012-25-02 required revising the airworthiness limitations section (AWL) of the instructions for continued airworthiness (ICA) of the maintenance requirements manual (MRM) by incorporating new procedures for repetitive inspections for cracking of the rear pressure bulkhead (RPB). AD 2012-25-02 also required revising the maintenance or inspection program to incorporate a revised task. This AD also mandates modification of the RPB and adds repetitive inspections for cracking of the RPB web, which terminates certain actions in this AD. This AD was prompted by additional in- service crack findings, which resulted in the development of a structural modification to the RPB. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Monroe, GA
Document Number: 2019-11898
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-06-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends 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 updates the geographic coordinates of this airport.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-11879
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-06-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are revising an earlier proposal for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model DHC-8-400 series airplanes. This action revises the notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) by adding a requirement to replace the lower lock link of the nose landing gear (NLG), which would terminate the repetitive inspections proposed in the NPRM. This action also reduces the applicability in the NPRM. 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: 2019-11832
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-06-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus SAS Model A321-111, A321-112, A321-131, A321-211, A321- 212, A321-213, A321-231 and A321-232 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a quality control review, which determined that the wrong aluminum alloy was used to manufacture several structural parts. This proposed AD would require a one-time eddy current conductivity measurement of certain structural parts of the outer flaps to determine if the incorrect alloy was used, and replacement if necessary, as specified in an European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which will be incorporated by reference. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Notice of Opportunity for Public Comment on a Request To Release Surplus Property at the Vidalia Regional Airport, Vidalia, Georgia
Document Number: 2019-11899
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
FAA is considering a request from the City of Vidalia to waive the requirement that 6.11 acres of surplus property located at the Vidalia Regional Airport be used for aeronautical purposes. Currently, the ownership of the property provides for the protection of FAR Part 77 surfaces and compatible land use which would continue to be protected with deed restrictions required in the transfer of land ownership. The land is owned and operated by the airport, but not currently in use or planned for aeronautical use.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-11830
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-06-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2008-24-14, which applied to all Bombardier, Inc., Model CL-600-2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 & 440) airplanes. AD 2008-24-14 required revising the instructions for continued airworthiness to incorporate certain airworthiness limitations for the main landing gear (MLG) trunnion fitting assembly. This AD requires revising the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate certain airworthiness limitations (AWLs). This AD also requires reworking the trunnion fitting in order to meet new structural safe-life limits. This AD was prompted by reports of cracks on the MLG trunnion fitting during fatigue testing; the introduction of new AWL tasks with revised inspection, modification, and safe-life requirements; and a determination that the trunnion fitting lower flange and both forward and aft bore holes are also subject to fatigue cracking. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; NetJets Aviation, Inc.
Document Number: 2019-11824
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of Federal Aviation Regulations. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, the FAA's exemption process. Neither publication of this notice nor the inclusion or omission of information in the summary is intended to affect the legal status of the petition or its final disposition.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of a Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Application for Employment With the Federal Aviation Administration; Correction
Document Number: 2019-11820
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice is a Correction to the notice published on May 14, 2019, due to invalid Docket number, updated comment deadline, as well as clarification for Respondents and their Frequency. 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 an automated application process for employment with the Federal Aviation Administration. Applicants access an online form that is presented with requests for certain information. The information collected is necessary to determine basic eligibility for employment and potential eligibility for Veteran's Preference, Veteran's Readjustment Act, and People with Disability appointments. In addition, there are specific occupation questions that assist the FAA Office of Human Resource Management (AHR) in determining candidates' qualifications in order that the best-qualified candidates are hired for the many FAA occupations.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-11790
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-06-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 737-100, -200, -200C, -300, -400, and -500 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of cracks caused by corrosion of the edge of the bore of the spot face and corrosion of the lug bore of certain side-strut support fitting lugs. This AD requires repetitive detailed inspections of the left and right side-strut support fitting lugs with bushings installed for any corrosion, any crack, or any severed lug; repetitive detailed and high frequency eddy current (HFEC) inspections of the left and right side-strut support fitting lugs with bushings removed for any corrosion or 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: 2019-11785
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-06-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2018-26- 07, which applies to all Airbus SAS Model A350-941 and -1041 airplanes. AD 2018-26-07 requires repetitive greasing of the thrust reverser actuators (TRAs), dispatch restrictions, and maintenance procedure revisions. Since we issued AD 2018-26-07, we are now proposing to add a requirement to replace the TRAs, which AD 2018-26-07 specified was not required at the time to provide the opportunity for the public to comment on the merits of that action. This proposed AD would require actions 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.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Minersville, PA
Document Number: 2019-11778
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-06-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Primrose Heliport, Minersville, PA, to accommodate new area navigation (RNAV) global positioning system (GPS) standard instrument approach procedures serving this heliport. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at this heliport.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Marion, OH
Document Number: 2019-11776
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-06-06
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 Marion Municipal Airport, Marion, OH. The FAA is proposing this action as the result of an airspace review caused by the decommissioning of the Marion localizer/ distance measuring equipment (LOC/DME) navigation aid, 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.
Amendment of the Class D and Class E Airspace; Tulsa, OK
Document Number: 2019-11774
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-06-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies the Class D airspace and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Richard Lloyd Jones Jr. Airport, Tulsa, OK, and the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at William R. Pogue Municipal Airport, Sand Springs, OK, which is contained within the Tulsa, OK, airspace legal description. This action is due to an airspace review caused by the decommissioning of the Glenpool 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. The geographic coordinates of the Richard Lloyd Jones Jr. Airport are also being updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Manistique, MI
Document Number: 2019-11773
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-06-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface and the Class E airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface at Schoolcraft County Airport, Manistique, MI. This action is due to an airspace review caused by the decommissioning of the Schoolcraft 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. The geographic coordinates of Schoolcraft County Airport 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 this airport.
Amendment of the Class E Airspace; Portland, TN
Document Number: 2019-11772
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-06-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Portland Municipal Airport, Portland, TN. This action is due to an airspace review caused by the decommissioning of the Bowling Green 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. The geographic coordinates of the airport are also being updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.
Airworthiness Directives; Pilatus Aircraft Ltd. Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-11747
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-06-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for 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 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 sheared or missing rivets on the horizontal stabilizer hinge bracket assemblies. The FAA is issuing this AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; BRP-Rotax GmbH & Co KG Engines
Document Number: 2019-11739
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-06-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain BRP-Rotax GmbH & Co KG (Rotax) 912 and 914 model engines. This AD was prompted by power loss and engine revolutions per minute (RPM) drop on certain Rotax 912 and 914 model engines due to a quality control deficiency in the manufacturing process of certain valve push-rod assemblies resulting in partial wear on the rocker arm ball socket and possible malfunction of the valve. This AD requires one-time inspection and, depending on the findings, replacement of the affected parts with parts eligible for installation. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Special Conditions: Greenpoint Technologies, Inc., Boeing Model 787-8 Airplane; Dynamic Test Requirements for Single-Occupant, Side-Facing Seats With Airbag Devices in Shoulder Belts
Document Number: 2019-11666
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-06-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These amended special conditions are issued for the Boeing Model 787-8 airplane. This amendment removes reference to leg-flail airbags and adds reference to leg-flail devices installed on side- facing seats. This airplane, as modified by Greenpoint Technologies, Inc. (Greenpoint), 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 single-occupant, side-facing seats with airbag devices in shoulder belts, and a floor-level, leg-flail-prevention device to limit the axial rotation of the upper leg. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-11621
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-06-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A320-214 and -271N airplanes and Model A321- 211 and -231 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a test of a new wall partition for a certain cabin attendant seat model that revealed the backrest was permanently deformed and did not allow the seat pan to return to a full-up position; investigation results identified that a heat treatment had not been applied on certain backframes. This proposed AD would require modifying the affected cabin attendant seats, 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.