Federal Aviation Administration July 9, 2019 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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: 2019-14555
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice is a Correction to the notice published on May 14, 2019, due to invalid Form Number and omission of the website's URL. 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 by way of the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) USAJOBS website: www.usajobs.gov. The Applicants begin the application process by building an account on USAJOBS website and; thereafter, they are passed into the FAA Automated Vacancy Information Access Tool for Online Referral (AVIATOR) to answer specific questions related to FAA job vacancy of interest. This pass through is a direct USAJOBS interface with AVIATOR and; hence, there is no standalone link to be used by the applicants. 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: 2019-14502
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-07-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 727 airplanes, Model 757 airplanes, and Model 767-200, -300, -300F, and -400ER series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of nuisance stick shaker activation while the airplane accelerated to cruise speed at the top of climb. This proposed AD was also prompted by an investigation of those reports that revealed that the angle of attack (AOA) (also known as angle of airflow) sensor vanes could not prevent the build-up of ice, causing the AOA sensor vanes to become immobilized, which resulted in nuisance stick shaker activation. This proposed AD would require a general visual inspection of the AOA sensors for a part number, and replacement of affected AOA sensors. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Notice of Availability of the Finding of No Significant Impact/Record of Decision and Adoption of the United States Air Force Supplemental Environmental Analysis for the Establishment of the Playas Temporary Military Operating Area
Document Number: 2019-14470
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its decision to adopt the United States Air Force (USAF) Playas Military Operating Area and Red Flag Rescue Supplemental Environmental Analysis (SEA) for the establishment of a Temporary Military Operating Area (TMOA) in Playas, New Mexico. This notice announces that based on its independent review and evaluation of the SEA and supporting documentation, the FAA is adopting the SEA and issuing a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)/Record of Decision (ROD) for the establishment of the Playas TMOA.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-14399
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-07-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus SAS Model A330-200, -200F, and -300 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a determination that new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations are necessary. This proposed AD would require revising the existing maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-14391
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-07-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2011-18-15, which applies to certain Bombardier, Inc., Model DHC-8-400 series airplanes. AD 2011-18-15 requires initial and repetitive torque checks of the bolt preload; detailed inspection of the barrel nuts and cradle for cracking, pitting, and corrosion if the bolt preload is correct; and replacement of hardware if necessary. Since the FAA issued AD 2011-18-15, the agency has determined that incorporation of a new design change is necessary to address the root cause of the failure of the barrel nuts. This proposed AD would retain the existing requirements and add new inspections and replacement of certain hardware, which would terminate the repetitive torque checks and inspections. This AD also removes airplanes from the applicability. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.