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

Special Conditions: DAHER Aerospace Model TBM700 Airplanes; Autothrust System
Document Number: 2019-18814
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-08-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the DAHER Aerospace Model TBM700 airplane. This airplane will have a novel or unusual design feature associated with the use of an autothrust system. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These special conditions contain the additional safety standards 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: 2019-18764
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-08-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A350-941 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by the results of a structural analysis, which identified that the upper frame fittings (UFF) of the forward cargo door surrounding structure have a low fatigue life. This proposed AD would require repetitive inspections of the forward cargo door UFF and brackets for discrepancies and, depending on the findings, doing applicable corrective actions, as specified in a European Union 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.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-18763
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-08-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A319-112, A319-115, A319-132, A320-214, A320-216, A320-232, A320-233, A320-251N, A320-271N, A321-211, A321-231, A321-232, A321-251N, and A321-253N airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of finding container/galley end stop bumpers damaged in service. This proposed AD would require replacement of the affected bumpers with serviceable bumpers, as specified in a European Union 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.
Airworthiness Directives; Fokker Services B.V. Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-18762
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-08-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Fokker Services B.V. Model F28 Mark 0070 and 0100 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of lavatory waste bin fire extinguishers found depleted. This proposed AD would require a one-time inspection of the installation of the waste bins for interference (the inspection also includes a weight check of the waste bin fire extinguisher and an inspection of the discharge tubes for damage), modification of affected waste bins, and replacement of affected fire extinguishers, as specified in a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which will be incorporated by reference. This proposed AD would also require replacement of the fire extinguisher if any damaged discharge tube is found or the weight of the waste bin fire extinguisher is too low. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-18761
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-08-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A320-214, -216, -232, and -233 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report of undetected contacts between certain harnesses of the common fuel quantity indicating system and the center tank structure. This proposed AD would require modification of the fasteners for certain harness routings, as specified in a 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.
Airspace Designations; Incorporation by Reference
Document Number: 2019-18722
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-08-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 relating to airspace designations to reflect the approval by the Director of the Federal Register of the incorporation by reference of FAA Order 7400.11D, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points. This action also explains the procedures the FAA will use to amend the listings of Class A, B, C, D, and E airspace areas; air traffic service routes; and reporting points incorporated by reference.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Envoy Air Inc.
Document Number: 2019-18724
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-29
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; Boeing Defense Space & Security
Document Number: 2019-18723
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-29
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.
Notice of Permanent Closure; Sloulin Field International Airport, Williston, ND
Document Number: 2019-18577
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) received written notice, July 26, 2019, from the City of Williston advising that on October 10, 2019, it will permanently close Sloulin Field International Airport (ISN), Williston, ND. The notice was in excess of 30 days before the closure in accordance with federal law.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-18518
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-08-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2016-07- 22, which applied to all Airbus SAS 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 2016-07-22 required modifying the electrical routing installation at the right-hand (RH) and left-hand (LH) wings to achieve a minimum distance between wiring bundles and surrounding structures. This new AD retains the requirements of AD 2016-07-22 and, for certain airplanes, adds a requirement to further modify the electrical installations in both wings, as specified in a European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which is incorporated by reference. This AD was prompted by reports of missing installation information for certain airplanes. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-18517
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-08-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is withdrawing a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) that proposed to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) that would have applied to certain Bombardier, Inc., Model DHC-8-400 series airplanes. The NPRM was prompted by reports of wear on fuel couplings, bonding springs, and sleeves as well as fuel tube end ferrules and fuel component end ferrules. The NPRM would have required repetitive inspections of the existing clamshell coupling bonding wires, fuel couplings, and associated sleeves for certain criteria, and replacement as necessary. The NPRM would also have required repetitive inspections of the fuel tube end ferrules, fuel component end ferrules, and ferrule o-ring flanges for damage and wear, and rework as necessary. Since issuance of the NPRM, the FAA determined that more restrictive airworthiness limitations are also necessary, that an optional terminating modification is appropriate for certain airplanes, and that the NPRM does not adequately address the identified unsafe condition. Accordingly, the NPRM is withdrawn.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-18516
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-08-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2018-20- 06, which applied to certain Airbus SAS Model A300 F4-600R series airplanes. AD 2018-20-06 required repetitive high frequency eddy current (HFEC) inspections of the aft lower deck cargo door (LDCD) frame forks; a one-time check of the LDCD clearances; a one-time detailed visual inspection of hooks, eccentric bushes, and x-stops; and corrective actions if necessary. This AD retains the actions of AD 2018-20-06 and requires new compliance times, depending on frame fork configuration. This AD was prompted by a report of two adjacent frame forks that were found cracked on the aft LDCD of two airplanes during scheduled maintenance, and a determination that certain compliance times need to be revised. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Learjet, Inc. Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-18427
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-08-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2017-11-09 for certain Learjet, Inc. (Learjet), Model 60 airplanes. AD 2017-11-09 required a one-time fluorescent dye penetrant inspection of the fuselage skin for corrosion, additional related inspections and corrective actions as necessary, and reporting the inspection results to the FAA. This AD clarifies the compliance time for the inspection and corrects an error in the inspection area of the fuselage skin. This AD was prompted by the identification of an error in the fluorescent dye penetrant inspection of the fuselage skin and an ambiguity in the compliance time for the fluorescent dye penetrant inspection. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Public Notice for Intent To Release Airport Property
Document Number: 2019-18349
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to rule and invites public comment on the release of the aeronautical use only provision for land at the Fairbanks International Airport, Fairbanks, Alaska.
Public Notice for Intent To Release Airport Property
Document Number: 2019-18347
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to rule and invites public comment on the interim release of the aeronautical use only provision for land at the Fairbanks International Airport, Fairbanks, Alaska.
Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2019-18340
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-08-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding airworthiness directive (AD) 2018-25-01 for all Rolls-Royce plc (RR) Trent 1000-A, Trent 1000-C, Trent 1000-D, Trent 1000-E, Trent 1000-G, and Trent 1000-H turbofan model engines. AD 2018-25-01 required initial and repetitive inspections of the intermediate-pressure compressor (IPC) stage 1 rotor (R1) blades, IPC stage 2 rotor (R2) blades, and IPC shaft stage 2 dovetail posts, and removing any cracked parts from service. This AD retains those inspections, revises certain reinspection intervals, and adds certain engine models to the applicability. This AD was prompted by a determination by the manufacturer of the need to revise inspection intervals for certain affected engines. In addition, the FAA added recently validated additional engine models to the applicability. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Pratt & Whitney Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2019-18339
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-08-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting 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 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 AD requires 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 issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Public Notice for Intent To Release Airport Property
Document Number: 2019-18328
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to rule and invites public comment on the release of the aeronautical use only provision for land at the Fairbanks International Airport, Fairbanks, Alaska.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-18287
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-08-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus SAS Model A350-941 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report of dislodged passenger door girt bars. This proposed AD would require modification of the girt bar retention mechanism of the affected doors, as specified in a European Union 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Small Unmanned Aircraft Registration System (sUAS)
Document Number: 2019-18139
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-22
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 Office of Management and Budget (OMB) renewal approval for information collection 2120-0765. Aircraft registration is necessary to ensure personal accountability among all users of the national airspace system. Aircraft registration also allows the FAA and law enforcement agencies to address non-compliance by providing the means for identifying an aircraft's owner and operator. This collection also permits individuals to de-register or update their record in the registration database.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of a New Approval of Information Collection: Service Availability Prediction Tool (SAPT)
Document Number: 2019-18120
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FAA invites public comments about their intention to request Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval of a new web-based tool to assist aircraft operators in achieving regulatory compliance. Depending on the specific nature of the operator's route of flight, varying levels of information are necessary for the FAA to process pre-flight availability predictions for navigation and surveillance, and, if needed, an ATC authorization request via this web-based tool. This collection involves planned routes of flight, aircraft avionics equipment, and may require identifying information about the requester. The information collected will be used to predict whether an aircraft flying the proposed route of flight will have sufficient position accuracy and integrity for:
Special Conditions: Airbus Model A380 Airplanes; Stairways Between Decks
Document Number: 2019-18061
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-08-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These amended special conditions are issued for the Airbus Model A380 airplane. By issuance of this amendment to the special condition, the FAA is correcting an error that appeared in the Federal Register on August 28, 2006, for Special Conditions No. 25-326-SC, Docket No. NM314. This airplane will have novel or unusual design features when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes. This design feature is associated with the complex systems and the configuration of the airplane, including its full-length double deck. 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of New Approval of Information Collection: Privacy International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Address Program
Document Number: 2019-18052
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-22
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 collection involves an aircraft operator's request for a privacy ICAO address through a web-based application process. The information to be collected is necessary to qualify for the authorized use of the privacy ICAO address services and for monitoring to support continued airworthiness and enforcement activities.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; UPS Flight Forward, Inc.
Document Number: 2019-18051
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-22
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.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-18045
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-08-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2016-07- 12, which applied to certain Airbus SAS Model A318, A319, A320, and A321 series airplanes. AD 2016-07-12 required repetitive inspections for damage and cracking of the aft fixed fairing (AFF) of the pylons, and repair if necessary. This AD retains the requirements of AD 2016- 07-12 and requires additional repetitive inspections at the upper spar at a certain rib area and corrective actions if necessary, as specified in an European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which is incorporated by reference. This AD was prompted by reports of cracking of the AFF of the pylons due to fatigue damage of the structure and reports of cracks on a certain rib of a modified AFF of the pylons. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-17978
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-08-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus SAS Model A321-251N, A321-252N, A321-253N, A321-271N, A321-272N, A321-251NX, A321-252NX, A321-253NX, A321-271NX, and A321-272NX airplanes. This AD was prompted by analysis of the behavior of the elevator aileron computer (ELAC) L102 that revealed that excessive pitch attitude can occur in certain conditions and during specific maneuvers. This AD requires revising the airplane flight manual (AFM) to incorporate updated procedures and operational limitations, as specified in a 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; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-17975
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-08-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A350-941 and -1041 airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report of a front engine mount primary pin which moved axially out of place; investigation revealed that incorrect washers had been installed on the engine mount pins. This AD requires a one-time inspection of the washers installed on the front and rear engine mount primary pins and thrust link pins of both engines, depending on configuration, and corrective actions if necessary, as specified in a 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Air Taxi and Commercial Operator Airport Activity Survey
Document Number: 2019-18042
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-21
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 requesting that small on-demand operators voluntarily provide the number of revenue passengers that boarded their aircraft at each airport annually. This information is used in determining an airport's category and eligibility for federal funding on an annual basis. It is not available through any other federal data source.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-17905
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-08-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus SAS Model A320-251N and A320-271N airplanes. This AD was prompted by analysis and laboratory testing of the behavior of the flight control laws, which identified reduced efficiency of the angle of attack (AoA) protection that may result in excessive pitch attitude in certain configurations in combination with specific maneuvers commanded by the flight crew. This AD requires revising the existing airplane flight manual (AFM) to incorporate operational limitations, as specified in a 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; Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Limited Helicopters
Document Number: 2019-17904
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-08-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2016-02-06 for Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Limited (Bell) Model 429 helicopters. AD 2016-02-06 requires inspecting certain tail rotor (T/R) pitch link bearing bores for corrosion and pitting. AD 2016-02-06 also requires a repetitive inspection of the sealant and repeating the inspections for corrosion and pitting if any sealant is missing. Since the FAA issued AD 2016-02-06, the FAA determined additional part-numbered T/R pitch link assemblies (links) are affected by the same unsafe condition and an additional repetitive inspection is necessary to address the unsafe condition. This proposed AD would retain the requirements of AD 2016-02-06, expand the applicability, and add a repetitive inspection. The actions of this proposed AD are intended to address an unsafe condition on these products.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Marion, OH
Document Number: 2019-17797
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-08-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Marion Municipal Airport, Marion, OH. This action is due to an airspace review caused by the decommissioning of the Marion localizer/distance measuring equipment (LOC/DME) navigation aid, which provided navigation information to 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 Revocation and Amendment of the Class E Airspace; Lafayette, LA
Document Number: 2019-17791
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-08-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to revoke the Class E airspace designated as an extension to a Class C surface area at Lafayette Regional Airport/Paul Fournet Field, Lafayette, LA, and amend the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Lafayette Regional Airport/Paul Fournet Field and Acadiana Regional Airport, New Iberia, LA, which is contained within the Lafayette, LA, airspace legal description. The FAA is proposing this action as the result of the decommissioning of the Acadi non-directional beacon (NDB), which provided navigation information for the instrument procedures at Acadiana Regional Airport, and the development of new instrument procedures at Lafayette Regional Airport/Paul Fournet Field. The geographic coordinates of Lafayette Regional Airport/Paul Fournet Field and the names of Lafayette Regional Airport/Paul Fournet Field, Acadiana Regional Airport, and Abbeville Chris Crusta Memorial Airport, Abbeville, LA, which is contained within the Lafayette, LA, airspace legal description, would also be updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.
Special Conditions: The Boeing Company Model 747-8 Series Airplane; Certification of Cooktops
Document Number: 2019-17696
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-08-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the The Boeing Company (Boeing) Model 747-8 series airplane. This airplane, as modified by Boeing 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 associated with the replacement and re-certification of existing cooktops with advanced technology induction coil cooktops in the main deck galleys on a Boeing Model 747-8 series airplane. The proposed modification is limited to removing the existing cooktops and replacing them with new technology cooktops. No changes to the galley surfaces, smoke detection system, ventilation system, warning systems, and fire suppression systems are included in this modification. 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: 2019-17500
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-08-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 757 airplanes and Model 767-200, -300, and -300F series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of excessively high flight deck or cabin temperatures. This proposed AD would require revising certificate limitations and operating procedures of the existing airplane flight manual (AFM), to provide the flightcrew with procedures for hot flight deck or cabin temperatures to follow under certain conditions. 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: Human Space Flight Requirements for Crew and Space Flight Participants
Document Number: 2019-17803
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-19
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 Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the Human Space Flight Requirements for Crew and Space Flight Participants collection of information was published on June 12, 2019. 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.
Airport Investment Partnership Program
Document Number: 2019-17785
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) received the final application from Hendry County and Airglades Airport, LLC for the participation of Airglades Airport (2IS) in the Airport Investment Partnership Program (formerly the Airport Privatization Pilot Program) and has determined that the final application is substantially complete and accepted for review. The determination that the application is substantially complete results in the commencement of FAA's review and is not an approval or disapproval of the proposed privatization application. The FAA is seeking information and comments from interested parties on the final application. The FAA will review the application, public comments, and any other relevant additional submission by the applicant or the public, and issue a decision approving or disapproving the application. Title 49 U.S.C. Section 47134 establishes the Airport Investment Partnership Program and authorizes the Department of Transportation to grant exemptions from certain Federal statutory and regulatory requirement for airport privatization projects. The application procedures require the FAA to publish a notice of receipt of the final application in the Federal Register and accept public comment on the final application for a period of 60 days. However, the 60-day notice period is not a statutory or regulatory requirement. The applicants have requested the comment period be reduced to 30 days because they desire to obtain approval, assuming the application is sufficient, by September 30, 2019. Under Section 184 of the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018, approval of an application by this date (and the project meets all other requirements), would permit the agency to issue a letter of intent for Airport Improvement Program grant funds. FAA has agreed to reduce the comment period based on the applicants' request.
Special Conditions: The Boeing Company Model 777-9 Series Airplane; Overhead Flight Attendant Rest Compartment
Document Number: 2019-17697
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-08-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes special conditions for The Boeing Company (Boeing) Model 777-9 series 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 associated with the installation of an overhead flight attendant rest (OFAR) compartment. 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.
Special Conditions: Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation Model MRJ-200 Airplane; Airplane Electronic-System Security Protection From Unauthorized Internal and External Access
Document Number: 2019-17695
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-08-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation (Mitsubishi) Model MRJ-200 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 avionics that allow internal and external connection to previously isolated data networks, which are connected to systems that perform functions required for the safe operation of the airplane. This feature creates a potential for unauthorized persons to access the aircraft-control domain and airline information-services domain, and presents security vulnerabilities related to the introduction of computer viruses and worms, user errors, and intentional sabotage of airplane electronic assets (networks, systems, and databases). 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.
Security Threat Disqualification Update
Document Number: 2019-17494
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-08-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is amending and consolidating the security threat disqualification regulations. This final rule establishes the FAA's procedures in regulation for amending, modifying, suspending, and revoking FAA-issued certificates and any part of such certificates issued to individuals based on written notification by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) that a certificate holder poses a security threat. The final rule also clarifies the FAA's process for denying or holding in abeyance applications for certificates and any parts of such certificates when the TSA notifies the FAA that an applicant poses a security threat.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Minocqua-Woodruff, WI
Document Number: 2019-17596
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-08-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies 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 taking 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 are 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.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace, Grove City, PA
Document Number: 2019-17575
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-08-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Grove City Airport, Grove City, PA, by updating the geographic coordinates of this airport. Also, this action would update the name and geographic coordinates of Grove City Medical Center Heliport (formerly United Community Hospital Heliport). Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations in the area.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace, Pittsfield, MA
Document Number: 2019-17574
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-08-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Pittsfield Municipal Airport, Pittsfield, MA, to accommodate airspace reconfiguration due to the redesign of the Localizer Runway 26 approach. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at this airport. This action also would update the geographic coordinates of this airport.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: X19-10815
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-08-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus SAS 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. This AD was prompted by a determination that a certain aircraft maintenance manual (AMM) task provided instructions for a visual inspection of composite and metallic vertical tailplane (VTP) attachment fittings, but the inspection method did not specify detection of delamination length, which could possibly extend beyond the defined allowable limits. This AD requires a review of airplane maintenance records, and, depending on the results, one-time detailed and ultrasonic inspections of the affected parts and applicable corrective actions, as specified in a European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which is incorporated by reference. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Special Conditions: Pilatus Aircraft Ltd. Model PC-12/47E Airplanes; Autothrust System
Document Number: 2019-17570
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-08-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Pilatus Aircraft Ltd. Model PC-12/47E airplane. This airplane will have a novel or unusual design feature associated with the use of an autothrust system. 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: 2019-17508
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-08-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting an airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 737-8 and 737-9 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.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-17506
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-08-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Bombardier, Inc., Model CL-600-2B16 (601-3A, 601-3R, and 604 Variants) airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report that main landing gear (MLG) side stay actuators have been assembled using nonconforming split ball bearings. This AD requires verification of the serial numbers of the installed MLG side stay actuator assemblies, and replacement of the affected parts. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; 328 Support Services GmbH (Type Certificate Previously Held by AvCraft Aerospace GmbH; Fairchild Dornier GmbH; Dornier Luftfahrt GmbH) Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-17504
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-08-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all 328 Support Services GmbH Model 328-100 airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report indicating that undetected cracks may develop at the roll spoiler bearing arms. This AD requires a one-time non-destructive test (NDT) inspection for cracks in the roll spoiler bearing arms and, if necessary, corrective actions. The agency is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Notice of Intent of Waiver With Respect to Land; Indianapolis International Airport, Indianapolis, Indiana
Document Number: 2019-17373
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is considering a proposal to change 8.712 acres of airport land from aeronautical use to non-aeronautical use and to authorize the sale of airport property located at Indianapolis International Airport, Indianapolis, Indiana. The aforementioned land is not needed for aeronautical use. The land consists of 6 original airport acquired parcels. The parcels were acquired under grants 3-18-0038-032, 3-18-0038-067, 3-18- 0038-083, 3-18-0038-094, and 3-18-0038-098 and local funding. There are no impacts to the airport by allowing the Indianapolis Airport Authority to dispose of the property. The land is not needed for future aeronautical development.
Notice of Intent of Waiver With Respect to Land; Indianapolis International Airport, Indianapolis, Indiana
Document Number: 2019-17372
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is considering a proposal to change 69.784 acres of airport land from aeronautical use to non-aeronautical use and to authorize the sale of airport property located at Indianapolis International Airport, Indianapolis, Indiana. The aforementioned land is not needed for aeronautical use. The land consists of 6 original airport acquired parcels. The parcels were acquired under grants 3-18-0038-017 and local funding. There are no impacts to the airport by allowing the Indianapolis Airport Authority to dispose of the property. The land is not needed for future aeronautical development.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Minersville, PA
Document Number: 2019-17371
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-08-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes 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.