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

Special Conditions: Airbus Model A340 Series Airplanes; Seats With Inertia Locking Devices
Document Number: 2019-23798
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-10-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Airbus Model A340 series 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. This design feature is seats with inertia locking devices (ILD). 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: The Boeing Company Model 777 Series Airplanes; Seats With Inertia Locking Devices
Document Number: 2019-23741
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-10-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for The Boeing Company (Boeing) Model 777 series 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. This design feature is an inertia locking device (ILD) installed in passenger seats. 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: The Boeing Company Model 737 Series Airplanes; Seats With Inertia Locking Devices
Document Number: 2019-23740
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-10-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for The Boeing Company (Boeing) Model 737 series 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. This design feature is an inertia locking device (ILD) installed in passenger seats. 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.
Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee; Meeting
Document Number: 2019-23738
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces a meeting of the ARAC.
Airworthiness Directives; ATR-GIE Avions de Transport Régional Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-23712
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-10-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all ATR-GIE Avions de Transport R[eacute]gional Model ATR72 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of incorrectly installed main landing gear (MLG) bushings. This AD requires a one-time general visual inspection of the bushing installation on the left-hand and right-hand MLG, and replacement of incorrectly installed bushings, 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; Various Experimental and Restricted Category Helicopters
Document Number: 2019-23686
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-10-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for various helicopters operating under experimental airworthiness certificates and various type certificated restricted category helicopters. This proposed AD was prompted by multiple accidents and incidents involving failure of the tail boom attachment structure and bolts. This proposed AD would require revising the Rotorcraft Flight Manual (RFM) for your helicopter to incorporate pre-flight checks; removing paint and sealant, and cleaning; repetitive inspections of structural components that attach the tail boom to the fuselage; and depending on the outcome of the inspections, repairing or replacing components, or re-bonding the structure. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Amendment of Class C Airspace; Huntsville, AL
Document Number: 2019-23398
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-10-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies the Huntsville, AL, Class C airspace area by amending the legal description to update the current airport reference point (ARP) for the Huntsville International-Carl T. Jones Field and the name of the Redstone AAF airport information. Additionally, minor administrative edits to the legal description title and the Chart Supplement reference are made for readability. This action does not change the boundaries, altitudes, or operating requirements of the Class C airspace area.
Airworthiness Directives; Dassault Aviation Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-23580
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-10-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2018-19-26, which applies to all Dassault Aviation Model MYSTERE- FALCON 200 airplanes. AD 2018-19-26 requires revising the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new or more restrictive maintenance requirements and airworthiness limitations. Since the FAA issued AD 2018-19-26, the FAA determined 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; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-23579
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-10-30
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 a determination that ram air turbine (RAT) performance may be below the expected (certificated) level when the landing gear is extended. This proposed AD would require installing flight control and guidance system (FCGS) software (SW) X11 Standard (STD), 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; De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited (Type Certificate Previously Held by Bombardier, Inc.) Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-23575
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-10-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited Model DHC-8-400 series airplanes. This proposed AD 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. This proposed AD would require repetitive inspections of certain parts for discrepancies that meet specified criteria, and replacement as necessary; repetitive inspections of certain parts for damage and wear, and rework of parts; and electrical bonding checks of certain couplings. This proposed AD would also require revising the existing maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations. For certain airplanes, this proposed AD would allow a modification that would terminate the repetitive inspections. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-23530
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-10-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A350-941 and -1041 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report indicating that during inspection of the installation of oxygen containers, certain fasteners of the oxygen containers and adjacent panels in the passenger supply channels (PSCs) were found damaged or unlocked, which could result in insufficient clearance between the oxygen container and adjacent panels. This proposed AD would require a one-time inspection of the oxygen containers and adjacent panels and 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; Bombardier, Inc., Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-23529
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-10-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2003-09-04 R1, which applies to certain Bombardier, Inc., Model CL-600- 2B19 (Regional Jet series 100 & 440) airplanes. AD 2003-09-04 R1 requires revising the airworthiness limitations for certain structural inspections; repair if necessary; and submission of inspection findings to the airplane manufacturer. Since the FAA issued AD 2003-09-04 R1, the agency determined that additional airplanes are affected, that new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations are necessary, and that the compliance time must be revised to include a phase-in time for certain tasks. This proposed AD would revise the applicability to include additional airplanes; revise certain compliance times; and 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.
Revisions to Civil Penalty Amounts
Document Number: C1-2019-14101
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-10-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Federal Railroad Administration, Maritime Administration, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation, Office of the Secretary
Airworthiness Directives; Pratt & Whitney Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2019-23715
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-10-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2019-19-11 for certain Pratt & Whitney (PW) PW1519G, PW1521G, PW1521GA, PW1524G, PW1525G, PW1521G-3, PW1524G-3, PW1525G-3, PW1919G, PW1921G, PW1922G, PW1923G, and PW1923G-A model turbofan engines. AD 2019-19-11 required initial and repetitive inspections of the low-pressure compressor (LPC) inlet guide vane (IGV) and the LPC rotor 1 (R1) and, depending on the results of the inspections, possible replacement of the LPC. This AD requires the same inspection of the LPC R1 for cracks or damage, removes the inspection of the LPC IGV for proper alignment, and expands the applicability to certain additional PW turbofan engines. This AD also reduces the compliance time for these inspections for certain PW turbofan engines. This AD was prompted by recent findings of cracks in the LPC R1 and an additional in-flight failure of the LPC R1. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-23528
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-10-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model BD-700-1A10 and BD-700-1A11 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report that easy removal of the portable oxygen bottle from its support bracket may not always be possible on certain installations. This proposed AD would require installation of a modified top bracket and new middle bracket on all affected portable oxygen bottle installations. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-23430
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-10-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A321-211, -212, -213, -231, and -232 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report of erroneous positioning of affected parts on the skin of the fuselage during the pre-drill phase, which could result in unwanted drill-starts. This proposed AD would require inspections for the presence of unwanted drill-starts on affected parts, and an inspection for cracks and corrective action if necessary, 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: 2019-23429
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-10-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A318 series airplanes; Model A319-111, - 112, -113, -114, -115, -131, -132, and -133 airplanes; Model A320-211, -212, -214, -216, -231, -232, and -233 airplanes; and Model A321-111, - 112, -131, -211, -212, -213, -231, and -232 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report of cracking found on the frame of the right- hand side sliding window in the flight deck. This proposed AD would require repetitive inspections for cracking of the vertical stiffeners of the left- and right-hand sides of the window frames and corrective actions if necessary, 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: 2019-23394
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-10-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus SAS Model A300 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report that bleed and air conditioning systems were contaminated by hydraulic fluid, and an investigation revealed that hydraulic fluid contaminations caused the failure of check valves installed on the hydraulic reservoir air pressurization system. This proposed AD would require repetitive functional tests of the hydraulic reservoir air pressurization lines and repair or replacement, if necessary, 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: 2019-23393
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-10-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A350-941 and -1041 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of sealant bead damage caused by rotation of the attachment fitting bearing assembly of a trimmable horizontal stabilizer (THS). This proposed AD would require repetitive detailed inspections (DET), and applicable corrective action(s) if necessary, as specified in a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which will be incorporated by reference. In addition, as specified in the EASA AD, this proposed AD would provide an optional modification that would terminate the inspections. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Safety Oversight and Certification Advisory Committee; Meeting
Document Number: 2019-23314
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces a meeting of the SOCAC.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-23284
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-10-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus SAS Model A330-200, -200F, and -300 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by a determination that new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations are necessary. This AD requires revising the existing maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Notice of Request To Release Property at Charlotte Douglas International Airport, Charlotte, NC (CLT)
Document Number: 2019-23231
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration is requesting public comment on a request by City of Charlotte, to release of land (176.113 acres) at Charlotte Douglas International Airport from federal obligations.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-23221
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-10-24
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). This AD was prompted by a determination that new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations are necessary. This AD requires revising the existing maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Delta Air Lines
Document Number: 2019-23178
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-24
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; Hageland Aviation Services dba RavnAir Connect
Document Number: 2019-23177
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-24
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; Austro Engine GmbH Engines
Document Number: 2019-23104
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-10-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede airworthiness directive (AD) 2018-07-16 which applies to all Austro Engine GmbH model E4 and E4P diesel piston engines. AD 2018-07-16 requires initial and repetitive replacement of the waste gate controller and the control rod circlip. Since the FAA issued AD 2018-07-16, Austro Engine GmbH developed a modification of the waste gate control-rod fail-safe bridge and spring- loaded circlip that terminates the need for repetitive replacement of the waste gate controller and the control rod circlip. This proposed AD would retain the requirements of AD 2018-07-16 and requires engine modification by installing a waste gate control-rod fail-safe bridge and new spring-loaded circlip that terminates the initial and repetitive replacement requirements of AD 2018-07-16. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; CFM International S.A. Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2019-23089
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-10-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2019-12-05, which applies to certain CFM International S.A. (CFM) CFM56-5B, CFM56-5C, and CFM56-7B model turbofan engines with a certain rotating air high-pressure turbine (HPT) front seal. AD 2019-12-05 requires replacement of the affected rotating air HPT front seal with a part eligible for installation. The actions required by AD 2019-12-05 are interim and only address the highest risk engines with an affected rotating air HPT front seal that have a specified number of cycles since being reconfigured. This proposed AD would require removal and replacement of the rotating air HPT front seals installed on all CFM CFM56-5B, CFM56- 5C, and CFM56-7B model turbofan engines, including engines that have fewer cycles since being reconfigured. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited (Type Certificate Previously Held by Bombardier, Inc.) Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-23076
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-10-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2011-18- 15, which applied to certain De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited Model DHC-8-400 series airplanes. AD 2011-18-15 required 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 certain hardware if necessary. This AD continues to require those actions. This AD also requires new inspections and replacement of certain hardware, which would terminate the repetitive torque checks and inspections; and removes airplanes from the applicability. This AD was prompted by in- service reports of cracked barrel nuts found at the front spar locations of the wing-to-fuselage attachment joints, and a loose washer in the barrel nut assembly. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-23074
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-10-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 747-400 and 747-400F series airplanes. This AD was prompted by an evaluation that determined fatigue cracks could develop in the underwing longerons. This AD requires repetitive inspections of the underwing longerons and certain fuselage skins for any crack, and applicable on-condition actions. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of a New Approval of Information Collection: Airman Knowledge Test Registration Collection
Document Number: 2019-22979
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-22
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 of a new collection. The collection involves the voluntary submission of information for registration of an Airman Knowledge Test as part of the FAA Airman Certification Process. The information collected is necessary to ensure compliance and proper registration of an individual for the necessary knowledge test for the certification or rating pursued by the individual.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-22957
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-10-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A330-200, A330-200 Freighter, and A330-300 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by a determination that new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations are necessary. This AD requires revising the existing maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-22956
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-10-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus SAS Model A330-243, -243F, -341, -342, and -343 airplanes. This AD was prompted by a determination that cracks can develop on the ripple damper weld of the hydraulic pressure tube assembly and reports of failure of the ripple damper of the hydraulic pressure tube assembly. This AD requires replacement of the affected hydraulic pressure tube assembly or modification of both engines, 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.
Proposed Amendment of Class D and E Airspace; Concord, CA
Document Number: 2019-22814
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-10-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class D airspace and establish Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface of the earth at Buchanan Field, Concord, CA. This action also proposes to remove the Concord VOR/DME and the city listed before the airport name in the legal description header information. This action would ensure the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations within the National Airspace System.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of a Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Aging Aircraft Program (Widespread Fatigue Damage)
Document Number: 2019-22878
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the FAA invites public comments about our intention to request Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew an information collection. The ``Aging Aircraft Program (Widespread Fatigue Damage)'' final rule amended FAA regulations pertaining to certification and operation of transport category airplanes to preclude widespread fatigue damage in those airplanes.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters
Document Number: 2019-22815
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-10-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2017-14-05 for Airbus Helicopters Model SA330J helicopters. AD 2017-14- 05 requires replacing certain right-hand (RH) hydraulic pumps and is prompted by reports of broken screws that attach the cover of the hydraulic pump. This proposed AD would continue to require the same actions as AD 2017-14-05 but would also require replacing the left-hand (LH) hydraulic pump. The actions of this proposed AD are intended to address an unsafe condition on these products.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2019-22801
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-10-21
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: 2019-22799
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-10-21
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.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters
Document Number: 2019-22567
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-10-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Helicopters Model EC225LP helicopters. This AD requires determining the total hours time-in-service (TIS) of the free wheel shafts of certain main rotor gearboxes (MGBs), replacing the MGB or right-hand side (RH) free wheel shaft, installing placard(s), and revising the Rotorcraft Flight Manual (RFM) for your helicopter. This AD was prompted by a report of wear of the ramps of the RH free wheel shaft. The actions of this AD are intended to address an unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-22603
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-10-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus SAS Model A310 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by a determination that new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations are necessary. This AD requires revising the existing maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-22565
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-10-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2018-26- 07, which applied to all Airbus SAS Model A350-941 and -1041 airplanes. AD 2018-26-07 required repetitive greasing of the thrust reverser actuators (TRAs), dispatch restrictions, and maintenance procedure revisions. This AD requires actions specified in a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which is incorporated by reference. This AD was prompted by the FAA's determination 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. 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: Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-B) Out Performance Requirements To Support Air Traffic Control (ATC) Service
Document Number: 2019-22557
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-16
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 a previously approved information collection. The final rule titles ``Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-B) Equipage Mandate to Support Air Traffic Control Service,'' requires performance requirements for certain avionics equipment on aircraft operating in specified classes of airspace within the United States National Airspace System (NAS). The rule facilitates the use of ADS-B for aircraft surveillance by FAA air traffic controllers to accommodate the expected increase in demand for air transportation.
Airworthiness Directives; General Electric Company Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2019-22393
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-10-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain General Electric Company (GE) CF34-1A, CF34-3A, CF34-3A1, CF34-3A2, CF34-3B, and CF34-3B1 model turbofan engines. This proposed AD was prompted by an in-flight failure of a fan blade that led to an in-flight shutdown. This proposed AD would require removal and replacement of the affected fan blades. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Various Transport Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-22389
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-10-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for various transport airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of smoke and fumes in the flight deck. This AD requires modification of certain universal serial bus (USB) receptacles located in the flight deck. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG (Type Certificate Previously Held by Rolls-Royce plc) Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2019-22323
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-10-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding airworthiness directive (AD) 2018-15-01 for certain Rolls-Royce plc (RR) Trent 1000-A, Trent 1000-C, Trent 1000-D, Trent 1000-E, Trent 1000-G, Trent 1000-H, Trent 1000-A2, Trent 1000-C2, Trent 1000-D2, Trent 1000-E2, Trent 1000-G2, Trent 1000-H2, Trent 1000-J2, Trent 1000-K2, and Trent 1000-L2 model turbofan engines. AD 2018-15-01 required certain engines susceptible to intermediate- pressure turbine (IPT) blade failure not be installed on an airplane together with other engines with IPT blades of the same cyclic life. This AD requires removal of the IPT blade set at lower cyclic life limits and replacing it with a blade set eligible for installation. This AD also expands the applicability to include additional Trent 1000 turbofan engine models. This AD was prompted by the determination that certain IPT blades are susceptible to shank corrosion which leads to cracking and possible blade separation. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-22390
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-10-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting an airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 787-8, 787-9, and 787-10 airplanes. This AD requires repetitive operational checks of the leading edge (LE) outboard (OB) slats and applicable on-condition actions. This AD also requires revising the airplane flight manual (AFM) to prohibit flap retraction under icing conditions and revising the existing maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate a new operation check. This AD was prompted by a determination that the LE OB slat system could be out of position without flight deck annunciation. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Noise Exposure Map Notice; Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Document Number: 2019-22331
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its determination that the Noise Exposure Maps submitted by Broward County, Florida, through its Aviation Department (BCAD) for Fort Lauderdale- Hollywood International Airport under the provisions of the Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act are in compliance with applicable requirements.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Operations Specifications, Part 129 Application
Document Number: 2019-22330
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-11
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 a previously approved information collection. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on April 3, 2019. There were no comments. The FAA assesses the information collected and issues operations specifications to foreign air carriers. These operations specifications assure the foreign air carrier's ability to navigate and communicate safely within the U.S. National Airspace System. The FAA, based on additional data analysis, has amended the number of respondents and burden to include that on an existing operators. An existing operator is any operator who has already received their initial set of operations specifications.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Missoula, MT
Document Number: 2019-22255
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-10-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E4 airspace areas extending upward from the surface and Class E5 airspace areas extending upward from 700 and 1,200 feet above the surface of the earth at Missoula International Airport, Missoula, MT. This action also proposes to remove the Missoula VORTAC from the legal description as it is not needed to describe the airspace and using the airport as the single reference point enhances the simplicity of describing the airspace. Additionally, this action also proposes to make administrative corrections to the airport's Class D and Class E2 legal descriptions. This action would ensure the safety and management of IFR operations at the airport.
Noise Exposure Map Notice; Burlington International Airport, South Burlington, Vermont
Document Number: 2019-22221
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its determination that the noise exposure maps for Burlington International Airport, as submitted by the City of Burlington, Vermont, under the provisions of Title I of the Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act of 1979, are in compliance with applicable requirements.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-22153
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-10-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A318, A319, A320, and A321 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by a determination that new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations are necessary. This AD requires revising the existing maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.