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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.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace, St Simons, GA, and Brunswick, GA; Proposed Revocation of Class E Airspace, Brunswick, GA, and Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace, Brunswick, GA
Document Number: 2019-17369
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-08-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E surface airspace for St Simons Island Airport, St Simons, GA, and for Brunswick Golden Isles Airport, Brunswick, GA, and amend Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface in Brunswick, GA, to accommodate airspace reconfiguration due to the airport's names and cities requiring updates. Also, this action proposes to remove Class E surface airspace listed as Brunswick Glynco Jetport, GA, and Brunswick Malcolm- McKinnon Airport, GA in the FAA's 7400.11C. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at these airports. This action also would update the geographic coordinates of St Simons Island Airport, (formally Brunswick Malcolm-McKinnon Airport). In addition, this action proposes to amend Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface in the Brunswick area by updating the name and geographic coordinates of St Simons Island Airport and Brunswick Golden Isles Airport.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Marshalltown, IA
Document Number: 2019-17368
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-08-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Marshalltown Municipal Airport, Marshalltown, IA. The FAA is proposing this action as the result of an airspace review caused by the decommissioning of the Elmwood VHF omnidirectional range (VOR) navigation aid, which provided navigation guidance for the instrument procedures at these airports, as part of the VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) Program. Airspace redesign is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at this airport.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Aurora Flight Sciences
Document Number: 2019-17367
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-14
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; Textron Aviation, Inc.
Document Number: 2019-17366
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-14
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.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2019-16929
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-08-14
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.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2019-16928
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-08-14
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.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2019-16927
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-08-14
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: 2019-16922
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-08-14
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.
Special Conditions: Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation Model GVII Series Airplane; Electro-Hydraulically Actuated Seats Equipped With Backup Power Supply
Document Number: 2019-17257
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-08-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation (Gulfstream) Model GVII series airplane. These airplanes, as modified by Gulfstream, 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 electro-hydraulically actuated seats equipped with backup power supply. 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 Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Medical Standards and Certification
Document Number: 2019-17235
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-13
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 information applicants must provide on an application for an FAA medical certificate. The information to be collected will be used to evaluate an applicant's medical fitness.
Establishment of Restricted Areas R-2201A, B, C, D; Fort Greely, AK
Document Number: 2019-17220
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-08-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes restricted areas R-2201A, R-2201B, R- 2201C, and R-2201D; Fort Greely, AK, on behalf of by the United States Army Alaska (USARAK), over the Battle Area Complex (BAX) and Combined Arms Collective Training Facility (CACTF), in the vicinity of Allen Army Airfield, AK. The restricted areas contain hazardous activities and will be available for joint military use, including active, National Guard and Reserve elements.
Establishment of Restricted Areas R-2205 A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, J, K; Fairbanks, AK and Revocation of Restricted Area R-2205; Stuart Creek, AK
Document Number: 2019-17216
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-08-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes restricted areas R-2205 A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, J, K; Fairbanks, AK, and revokes restricted area R-2205; Stuart Creek, AK, over the Digital Multipurpose Training Range (DMPTR) and the Yukon Training Area (YTA), which provides a more realistic protective airspace required for hazardous activities within the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex (JPARC).
Airworthiness Directives; Dassault Aviation Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-16608
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-08-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Dassault Aviation Model MYSTERE FALCON 50, MYSTERE FALCON 900, and FALCON 900EX airplanes; and Model FALCON 2000 and FALCON 2000EX airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report that the Dassault maintenance planning document (MPD) of the related Dassault aircraft maintenance manual (AMM) states that the ``combined service/storage life'' of the fire extinguisher percussion cartridges is longer than it should be, and could have a safety impact in case of fire. This proposed AD would require replacing the fire extinguisher percussion cartridges with serviceable parts. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Alpine, TX
Document Number: 2019-17117
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-08-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Alpine-Casparis Municipal Airport, Alpine, TX. This action is necessary due to the decommissioning of the Brewster County non-directional radio beacon (NDB), and cancellation of the NDB approach, and would enhance the safety and management of standard instrument approach procedures for instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at this airport. Additionally, the geographic coordinates are being updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.
Airworthiness Directives; GA 8 Airvan (Pty) Ltd Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-16917
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-08-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for GA 8 Airvan (Pty) Ltd Model GA8 and Model GA8-TC320 airplanes. This proposed AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as a design change to the fuselage strut pick up ribs No. 5 and 6 that requires a reduced life limit. We are issuing this proposed AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-16808
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-08-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model CL-600-1A11 (600), CL-600-2A12 (601), and CL-600-2B16 (601-3A and 601-3R Variants) airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of the loss of all air data system information provided to the flightcrew, which was caused by icing at high altitudes. This proposed AD would require revising the exisitng airplane flight manual (AFM) to provide the flightcrew with procedures for ``Unreliable Airspeed'' that stabilize the airplane's airspeed and attitude. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Special Conditions: The Boeing Company (Boeing) Model 777-9 Series Airplane; Interior Design To Facilitate Searches for Passenger Cabin High Wall Suites
Document Number: 2019-17091
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-08-09
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 novel or unusual design features when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes. These design features are passenger cabins with high wall suites (HWS). 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.
Airworthiness Directives; GE Honda Aero Engines Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2019-17078
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-08-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all GE Honda Aero Engines (GHAE) HF120 model turbofan engines with a certain fuel pump metering unit (FPMU) assembly. This AD was prompted by damage found on the permanent magnetic alternator (PMA) drive gear within the FPMU assembly. This AD requires removal of a certain FPMU assembly and its replacement with a part eligible for installation. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Special Conditions: The Boeing Company Model 777 Series Airplanes; Seats With Inertia Locking Devices
Document Number: 2019-17051
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-08-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes special conditions 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 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: The Boeing Company Model 737 Series Airplanes; Seats With Inertia Locking Devices
Document Number: 2019-17050
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-08-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes special conditions 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 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.
Primary Category Design Standards; Cub Crafters, Inc., Model CC21-180 Airplane
Document Number: 2019-17013
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-08-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These airworthiness design standards are issued to Cub Crafters, Inc., for type certification of the Model CC21-180 airplane under the regulations for primary category aircraft.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-17008
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-08-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 787-8 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report of an escapement from the wing spar terminal fitting supplier indicating that the engineering requirements provided by Boeing for controlling machine mismatch were incorrect for part faying surfaces, which can result in a reduced fatigue capability at the interface of the side of body (SOB) rib. This proposed AD would require repetitive inspections for fatigue cracking and applicable on- condition actions for the SOB rib webs where fastener locations attach the terminal fittings. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Delay of Class E Airspace Effective Date; Boulder City, NV
Document Number: 2019-16930
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-08-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action corrects the effective date for the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface of the earth at Boulder City, NV. The effective date was listed as August 15, 2019 and should have been October 10, 2019. This does not affect the charted boundaries or operating requirements of the airspace.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-16899
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-08-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2010-26-01, which applies to certain The Boeing Company Model 777-200 series airplanes. AD 2010-26-01 requires installing a new insulation blanket on the latch beam firewall of each thrust reverser (T/R) half. Since AD 2010-26-01 was issued, the agency received a report that the T/R affected by AD 2010-26-01 has the potential to be installed on airplanes outside of the applicability of that AD. This proposed AD would retain the requirements of 2010-26-01. This proposed AD would also add airplanes to the applicability. For those airplanes, this proposed AD would require an inspection to determine if the installed T/R has an affected part number and, if an affected part number is found, installation of a new insulation blanket. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Information Collection 2120-0768, Part 107 Authorizations and Waivers Under 14 CFR Part 107
Document Number: 2019-16797
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-07
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 Aviation Agency is seeking approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for a renewal of the existing Information Collection 2120-0768. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the purpose of this notice is to allow 60 days for public comment. The FAA proposes collecting information related to requests to operate Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) in controlled airspace pursuant to regulations contained in the code of federal regulations. FAA will use the collected information to make determinations whether to authorize or deny the requested operation of UAS in controlled airspace. The proposed information collection is necessary to issue such authorizations or denials consistent with the FAA's mandate to ensure safe and efficient use of national airspace.
Special Conditions: The Boeing Company Model 777-9 Airplane; Electronic Flight-Control System and Control-Surface-Position Awareness
Document Number: 2019-16729
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-08-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for The Boeing Company (Boeing) Model 777-9 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 an electronic flight-control system requiring control-surface-position awareness. 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.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; The Boeing Company
Document Number: 2019-16716
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-06
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; Pacific Aerospace Limited Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-16574
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-08-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Pacific Aerospace Limited Model 750XL airplanes. This proposed AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as ineffective firewall sealing for firewall wiring penetrations. The FAA is issuing this proposed AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-16701
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-08-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus SAS Model A330-200 Freighter series airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of cracked flexible hoses of the oxygen crew and courier distribution system (OCCDS) on A330 freighter airplanes. This AD requires repetitive detailed inspections, including functional testing, of the OCCDS and replacement of affected part(s) if necessary, 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.