Federal Aviation Administration August 8, 2019 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Subject: Heading Correction; Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received: The Boeing Company
Document Number: 2019-17011
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-08
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; Amazon Prime Air
Document Number: 2019-17010
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-08
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: 2019-16898
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-08-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A319-111, -112, -115, and -131 airplanes, and Model A320-214 and -232 airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report of the fracture of a main landing gear (MLG) sliding tube axle, and an investigation that determined the cause to be an incorrect repair. This AD requires a repetitive magnetic particle inspection (MPI) of affected MLG sliding tubes for discrepancies; a one-time Barkhausen noise inspection (BNI) or alternative non-destructive test (NDT) inspection, and a detailed visual inspection of affected MLG sliding tube axles for discrepancies; and corrective actions if necessary, as specified in a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which is incorporated by reference. Accomplishing the BNI and applicable corrective actions, or replacing the affected parts, constitutes terminating action for the repetitive MPI. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-16841
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-08-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 777-300ER and 777F series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by an evaluation by the design approval holder (DAH) indicating that the fuselage stringers, stringer splices, and skin splice straps are subject to widespread fatigue damage (WFD). This proposed AD would require repetitive detailed inspections of certain stringer splices and skin splice straps for any cracks, repetitive high frequency eddy current (HFEC) inspections of certain stringers and stringer splices for any cracks, and applicable on-condition actions. The agency is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-16815
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-08-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 747-400, 747-400F, 747-8F, and 747-8 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of dual flight management computer (FMC) cold starts during a critical flight phase such as takeoff and approach. This proposed AD would require an inspection to determine if certain software is installed, installation of FMC operational program software (OPS) and a software configuration check, and applicable concurrent requirements. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-16814
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-08-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A320-251N and -271N airplanes; and Model A321- 251N, -253N, -271N, and -272N airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report that during a calibration check, some torqueing tools used on the final assembly line have been found out of tolerance. This AD requires retorqueing each affected connection of sense and fire extinguishing lines within the pylon area to a correct torque value, as specified in an European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which is incorporated by reference. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-16813
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-08-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 767-200, -300, -300F, and -400ER series airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of uncommanded fore/aft movements of the Captain's and First Officer's seats. This AD requires an identification of the part number, and if applicable the serial number, of the Captain's and First Officer's seats, and applicable on- condition actions. This AD also requires a one-time detailed inspection and repetitive checks of the horizontal movement system of the Captain's and First Officer's seats, and applicable on-condition actions. This AD also provides an optional terminating action for the repetitive checks of the horizontal movement system for certain airplanes. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-16812
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-08-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2018-02- 11, which applies to certain Airbus SAS Model A330-301, -321, -322, and -342 airplanes. AD 2018-02-11 requires contacting the FAA to obtain instructions for addressing the unsafe condition on these products, and doing the actions specified in those instructions. Since the FAA issued AD 2018-02-11, the agency received a report of additional cracking found on different airplane models, and of an update to the fatigue and damage tolerance analysis. This AD requires repetitive detailed inspections of the horizontal stabilizer (HS) center box (CB) top skin integral flange area, and repair if necessary. This AD also expands the applicability to include additional airplane models. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-16811
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-08-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model BD-100-1A10 airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report of a mis-installed no-back pawl discovered on a horizontal stabilizer trim actuator (HSTA). This AD requires an inspection to verify the horizontal stabilizer trim electronic control unit (HSTECU) part number, a software upgrade for certain HSTECUs, and installation of HSTECUs with upgraded software. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Revocation of Class E Airspace; Sioux Center, IA
Document Number: 2019-16800
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-08-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action removes Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Sioux Center Municipal Airport, Sioux Center, IA. This action is due to the closure of the airport requiring cancellation of the standard instrument approach procedures as they are no longer necessary.