Federal Aviation Administration July 12, 2019 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-14878
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-07-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 747-400 and 747-400F series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by an evaluation that determined fatigue cracks could develop in the underwing longerons. This proposed AD would require repetitive inspections of the underwing longerons and certain fuselage skins for any crack, and applicable on- condition actions. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Mount Pleasant, IA
Document Number: 2019-14774
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-07-12
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 Mount Pleasant Municipal Airport, Mount Pleasant, IA. The FAA is proposing this action as the result of an airspace review caused by the decommissioning of the Mount Pleasant 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.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Fairmont, MN
Document Number: 2019-14773
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-07-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend the Class E surface airspace and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Fairmont Municipal Airport, Fairmont, MN. The FAA is proposing this action as the result of an airspace review caused by the decommissioning of the Fairmont VHF omnidirectional range (VOR) navigation aid, which provided navigation information for the instrument procedures at this airport, as part of the VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) Program. The geographic coordinates of the Fairmont Municipal Airport would also 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 this airport.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Mattoon/Charleston, IL; and Revocation of Class E Airspace; Monticello, IL
Document Number: 2019-14772
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-07-12
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 Coles County Memorial Airport, Mattoon/Charleston, IL, and remove the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Piatt County Airport, Monticello, IL. The FAA is proposing this action as the result of an airspace review caused by the decommissioning of the Mattoon VHF omnidirectional range (VOR) navigation aid, which provided navigation information for the instrument procedures at these airports, as part of the VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) Program; and the closure of the Piatt County Airport. The geographic coordinates of and the city associated with the Coles County Memorial Airport would also 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 the Coles County Memorial Airport.
Proposed Amendment of the Class E Airspace and Establishment of Class E Airspace; Huntsville, AL
Document Number: 2019-14769
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-07-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend the Class E surface airspace and the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface and establish a Class E airspace area designated as an extension to a Class C surface area at Huntsville International-Carl T. Jones Field, Huntsville, AL. The FAA is proposing this action as the result of the decommissioning of the Decatur VHF omnidirectional range (VOR) navigation aid, which provided navigation information for the instrument procedures at this airport, as part of the VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) Program. The names of Huntsville International-Carl T. Jones Field, Redstone AAF, Pryor Field Regional Airport, and Huntsville Executive Tom Sharp Jr. Field and the geographic coordinates of Huntsville International-Carl T. Jones Field, Pryor Field Regional Airport, and Huntsville Executive Tom Sharp Jr. Field would also 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 this airport.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-14045
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-07-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2009-09-02, which applies to certain Bombardier, Inc., Model DHC-8-400 series airplanes. AD 2009-09-02 requires repetitive inspections for damage of certain main landing gear (MLG) forward stabilizer brace assemblies, repetitive inspections for cracking of both MLG forward stabilizer braces, liquid penetrant inspections for cracking, and corrective actions if necessary. Since the FAA issued AD 2009-09-02, the FAA has determined that the installation of an elbow restrictor is necessary to address the unsafe condition which would extend the repetitive inspection interval. This proposed AD would retain the existing actions and also require installation of an elbow restrictor. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.