Federal Aviation Administration 2019 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Airworthiness Directives; Saab AB, Saab Aeronautics (Formerly Known as Saab AB, Saab Aerosystems) Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-14048
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-07-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Saab AB, Saab Aeronautics Model SAAB 2000 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of cracks in the o-ring groove of magnetic fuel level indicators. This proposed AD would require a one- time detailed inspection of the magnetic fuel level indicator for cracks and replacement of cracked magnetic fuel level indicators. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-14047
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-07-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A330-200, A330-200 Freighter, and A330-300 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a determination 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: 2019-14046
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-07-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A330-202, -243, -243F, -302, -323, and - 343 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report that cracks have been found within the ring gears of the slat geared rotary actuators (SGRAs) due to a change in the manufacturing process and inadequate post-production non-destructive testing for potential cracking. This proposed AD would require an inspection to determine the part number and serial number of the SGRAs, and replacement of each affected SGRA with a serviceable part, as specified in an 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.
Interior Parts and Components Fire Protection for Transport Category Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-13646
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-07-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is proposing to amend certain airworthiness regulations for fire protection of interior compartments on transport category airplanes. This proposal would convert those flammability regulations from detailed, prescriptive requirements into simpler, performance-based standards. This proposal would divide these standards into two categories: Those designed to protect the airplane and its occupants from the hazards of in-flight fires, and those designed to protect the airplane and its occupants from the hazards caused by post- crash fires. In addition, this proposal would remove test methods from the regulations and allow applicants, in certain cases, to demonstrate compliance either without conducting tests or by providing independent substantiation of the flammability characteristics of a proposed material. This action is necessary to eliminate unnecessary testing, increase standardization, and improve safety. This proposal includes conforming changes to parts 27, 29, 91, 121, 125, and 135.
Notice of Opportunity for Public Comment on Land Use Changes to Surplus Property at the Mobile Downtown Airport, Mobile, Alabama
Document Number: 2019-14135
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Notice is being given that the FAA is considering a request from the Mobile Airport Authority to waive the requirement that 7.50 acres of airport property located at the Mobile Downtown Airport in Mobile, Alabama, be used for aeronautical purposes.
Notice of Opportunity for Public Comment on Land Use Changes to Surplus Property at the Mobile Downtown Airport, Mobile, Alabama
Document Number: 2019-14134
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Under the provisions of Title 49, Notice is being given that the FAA is considering a request from the Mobile Airport Authority to waive the requirement that 6.00 acres of airport property located at the Mobile Downtown Airport in Mobile, Alabama, be used for aeronautical purposes.
Special Conditions: Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation Model GVII Series Airplane; Electro-Hydraulically Actuated Seats Equipped With Backup Power Supply
Document Number: 2019-14010
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-07-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes special conditions 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 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; Saab AB, Saab Aeronautics (Formerly Known as Saab AB, Saab Aerosystems) Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-13889
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-07-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Saab AB, Saab Aeronautics Model SAAB 2000 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of loose and irregular fasteners at the forward end of the nacelle upper longeron, where the bulkhead frame and struts are attached to the engine mounting structure (EMS). This proposed AD would require modification of the EMS and structural attachments. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-13673
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-07-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2017-15-04, which applies to certain The Boeing Company Model 787-8 and 787-9 airplanes. AD 2017-15-04 requires replacement of affected electromechanical actuators (EMAs). Since AD 2017-15-04 was issued, the FAA has determined that discrepant EMAs may have been installed on airplanes outside the original applicability of AD 2017-15-04. This proposed AD would retain the requirements of AD 2017-15-04, expand the applicability to include all The Boeing Company Model 787 series airplanes, and add a new requirement to identify, for certain airplanes, the part number of EMAs and replace affected EMAs. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Special Conditions: Dassault Aviation Model Falcon 7X Airplanes; Large Non-Structural Glass in the Passenger Compartment
Document Number: 2019-14009
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-07-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Dassault Aviation (Dassault) Model Falcon 7X 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 the installation of large, non- structural glass panels in the passenger compartment. 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: Dassault Aviation Model Falcon 900EX Airplanes; Large Non-Structural Glass in the Passenger Compartment
Document Number: 2019-14008
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-07-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Dassault Aviation (Dassault) Model Falcon 900EX 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 the installation of large, non- structural glass panels in the passenger compartment. 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: Dassault Aviation Model Falcon 2000EX Airplanes; Large Non-Structural Glass in the Passenger Compartment
Document Number: 2019-14007
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-07-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Dassault Aviation (Dassault) Model Falcon 2000EX 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 the installation of large, non-structural glass panels in the passenger compartment. 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.
Notice of Intent To Rule on a Land Release Request at North Central West Virginia Airport (CKB), Clarksburg, WV
Document Number: 2019-13995
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to rule and invites public comment on the application for a land release of 4.09 acres of federally obligated airport property at North Central West Virginia Airport (CKB), Clarksburg, WV, from the conditions, reservations and restrictions contained in Airport Improvement Program grants that restrict the use of said land to aeronautical purposes. This acreage was originally purchased with federal financial assistance through the Airport Improvement Program. The release will allow the airport to generate revenue through the lease of a logistics and storage park that is proposed for construction. The proposed use of land after the release will not interfere with the airport or its operation.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-13888
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-07-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2019-05-09, which applies to certain Airbus SAS Model A320-251N and - 271N airplanes, and Model A321-253N airplanes. AD 2019-05-09 requires repetitive detailed inspections of certain electrical harnesses for discrepancies and corrective actions, if necessary. AD 2019-05-09 also provides an optional terminating modification for the repetitive detailed inspections. Since we issued AD 2019-05-09, the FAA has determined that it is necessary to require the terminating modification. This proposed AD would retain the actions of AD 2019-05- 09 and add a requirement for a terminating modification for the repetitive inspections, as specified in an 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.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-13887
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-07-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus SAS Model A310 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a determination 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: 2019-13886
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-07-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt 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 proposed AD was prompted by a determination 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: 2019-13885
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-07-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A318, A319, A320, and A321 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a determination 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; Embraer S.A. Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-13884
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-07-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2017-06-08, which applies to certain Embraer S.A. Model ERJ 170-100 LR, -100 STD, -100 SE, and -100 SU airplanes; and Model ERJ 170-200 LR, - 200 SU, and -200 STD airplanes. AD 2017-06-08 requires revising the existing maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate more restrictive airworthiness limitations. Since the FAA issued AD 2017-06-08, the agency 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. This proposed AD would also add airplanes to the applicability. 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: Certificated Training Centers-Simulator Rule
Document Number: 2019-13892
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-28
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 following collection of information was published on April 18, 2019. The collection involves Certificated Training Centers. Operators pay Certificated Training Centers to provide training to their employees, typically pilots, on different types of equipment if training is not done in house. The information to be collected is necessary because it allows aviation safety inspectors (operations) to review and to provide surveillance to training centers to ensure compliance with airman training, testing, and certification requirements specified in other parts of the regulations. If the information were not collected, inspectors would not be able to determine if airmen who are clients are being trained, checked or tested to meet the safety standards established in other parts of the regulations. To date, FAA inspectors have used the information collected to determine and assess regulatory compliance during routine program surveillance.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: FAA Acquisition Management System (FAAAMS)
Document Number: 2019-13789
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-28
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 following collection of information was published on April 8, 2019 This collection involves the FAA Acquisition Management System (FAAAMS) and information collected in response to notices regarding FAA acquisitions. The information to be collected is necessary to solicit, award, and administer contracts for supplies, equipment, services, facilities, and real property to fulfill the FAA's mission. This notice revises the background based on three overall acquisition areas with applicable forms under each, and updates the figures for ``Respondents'' and ``Estimated Total Annual Burden'' below based on a revised assessment of the contractual workload.
Airworthiness Directives; General Electric Company Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2019-13761
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-06-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2017-23-06, which applies to certain General Electric Company (GE) CF34-8C1, CF34-8C5, CF34-8C5A1, and CF34-8C5B1 engines. AD 2017-23-06 requires an inspection of the bleed air manifold link rod assemblies and the supply, return, and drain fuel fittings on the operability bleed valve (OBV). Since the FAA issued AD 2017-23-06, the manufacturer developed improved inspection techniques and determined these inspections should be applied to additional engine models. This proposed AD would require repetitive inspections of the OBV fuel tubes, OBV bleed air manifold link rod assemblies, and the OBV fuel fittings and replacement of OBVs or related hardware that fail inspection. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-13672
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-06-28
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. This proposed AD was prompted by a report that during a maintenance check an operator discovered cracking in the station 1460 frame web and inner chord between certain stringers. This proposed AD would require an inspection of the fuselage frames for any existing repair, repetitive surface high frequency eddy current (HFEC) inspections of the fuselage frames with a cargo liner support channel for any cracking, and applicable on- condition actions. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Leonardo S.p.A. Helicopters
Document Number: 2019-13605
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-06-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Leonardo S.p.A. (Leonardo) Model AB139 and AW139 helicopters. This AD requires replacing screws installed on the left and right main landing gear (MLG) shock absorber assembly. This AD was prompted by a report that some screws may have been manufactured without meeting specifications. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH Helicopters
Document Number: 2019-13604
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-06-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH (Airbus Helicopters) Model MBB-BK 117 C-2 helicopters. This AD requires establishing or reducing the life limit of various parts. This AD was prompted by recalculations. The actions of this AD are intended to address an unsafe condition on these products.
Special Flight Authorizations for Supersonic Aircraft
Document Number: 2019-13079
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-06-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Current regulations prohibit overland supersonic civil flights in the United States, but include a procedure to request authorization for these flights for the purposes of test and development of new aircraft. The criteria for such authorizations were developed in the 1970s and placed in an appendix to the operating regulations. With renewed interest in supersonic aircraft development, the FAA is proposing to modernize the procedure for requesting these special flight authorizations.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Mitsubishi MU-2B Series Airplane Special Training, Experience, and Operating Procedures
Document Number: 2019-13666
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-27
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 of information is necessary to document participation in, completion of, and compliance with the pilot training program for the MU-2B series airplane under the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR).
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Sibley, IA
Document Number: 2019-13642
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-06-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action corrects a final rule published in the Federal Register of May 17, 2019, that modifies Class E airspace at Sibley Municipal Airport, Sibley, IA. The geographic coordinates of the airport will be amended to be in concert with the FAA's aeronautical database.
Airworthiness Directives; Piper Aircraft, Inc.
Document Number: 2019-13603
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-06-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Piper Aircraft, Inc. (Piper) Model PA-46-600TP (M600) airplanes. This AD requires inserting a ground operations limitation into the Limitations section of the airplane flight manual (AFM) and installing a placard limiting ground operations. This AD also includes optional actions to terminate the ground operating limitations. This AD was prompted by a report of understrength rivets installed during manufacture of the bulkhead assembly. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-13545
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-06-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2007-11-11 and AD 2017-01-11, which applied to all Airbus SAS Model A318 and Model A319 series airplanes; Model A320-211, -212, -214, -231, -232, and -233 airplanes; and Model A321 series airplanes. AD 2007-11-11 required an inspection to determine the serial number of both main landing gear (MLG) sliding tubes, repetitive inspections for cracking of the affected MLG sliding tubes and corrective actions if necessary, and eventual replacement of both MLG shock absorbers. AD 2017-01-11 required identification of the part number and serial number of the MLG sliding tubes; inspection of affected chromium plates and sliding tube axles for damage; and replacement of the sliding tube if necessary. This AD retains certain requirements of AD 2007-11-11 and AD 2017-01-11. This AD also requires repetitive inspections of affected MLG sliding tubes for cracking, replacement of cracked MLG sliding tubes, and eventual replacement of each affected MLG sliding tube. This AD was prompted by cracks found in the MLG sliding tubes due to certain manufacturing defects that might not be identified using the current on-wing scheduled inspections. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Fokker Services B.V. Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-13532
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-06-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Fokker Services B.V. Model F28 Mark 0070 and 0100 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; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-13514
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-06-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting an airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 757 airplanes. This AD requires repetitive checks of the aileron trim actuator bearing for free rotation, repetitive detailed inspections of the aileron trim actuator attachment lug for damage and cracking, and applicable on-condition actions. This AD was prompted by a report of the failure of the aileron trim actuator attachment lug. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-13420
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-06-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A318-112, -121, and -122; A319-111, -112, - 115, -131, -132, and -133; A320-214, -216, -232, -233, -251N, and - 271N; and A321-211, -212, -213, -231, -232, -251N, -253N, -271N, and - 272N airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of missing or loosened fasteners on connecting brackets of overhead stowage compartments (OHSC) and pivoting OHSC (POHSC). This proposed AD would require modification of the OHSC and POHSC attachments, as specified in a European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which will be incorporated by reference. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Special Conditions: Robinson Helicopter Company, Model Robinson R66, Visual Flight Rules Autopilot and Stability Augmentation System (AP/SAS System)
Document Number: 2019-13651
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-06-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes special conditions for the Robinson Helicopter Company (Robinson) Model R66 helicopter. This helicopter will have a novel or unusual design feature associated with installation of the autopilot and stability augmentation system (AP/SAS system). 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.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Aero-Flite FireFighting Academy
Document Number: 2019-13650
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-26
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; L. Salcedo
Document Number: 2019-13649
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-26
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Approval of New Information Collection: For the Information Collection Entitled, Website for Frequency Coordination Request (WebFCR), Pursuant to FAA Order 6050.32B
Document Number: 2019-13525
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-26
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 allow a new information collection. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on April 19, 2019. The FAA has developed and deployed an information system, The Web-based Frequency Coordination Request (WebFCR) system to collect certain broadcast frequency information originally collected on form 7460-1, under OMB control number 2120- 0001. It was determined that several broadcast applications from proponents not associated with construction, alterations and/or obstructions were not being properly captured with the required frequency data impacting the initiation of aeronautical studies, hence this defined new collection.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-13422
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-06-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus SAS Model A330-200, A330-200 Freighter, A330-300, A340- 200, A340-300, A340-500, and A340-600 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report that an airplane failed to extend its nose landing gear (NLG) using the free fall method, due to loss of the green hydraulic system. This proposed AD would require repetitive tests of affected free fall actuators (FFA), and replacement of any affected FFA that fails a test with a serviceable FFA; 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.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-13421
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-06-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus SAS Model A330-243, A330-243F, A330-341, A330-342, and A330-343 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of thrust reverser unit (TRU) beams found with evidence of thermally caused material degradation in the rearmost section of the TRU beam at certain latches. This proposed AD would require an inspection for heat damage of each left-hand and right-hand TRU beam. Depending on findings, this proposed AD might also require inspections of the TRU beam latches, the TRU beam clevises, and the thrust reverser outer fixed structure rear area; corrective actions; and replacement of TRU beams; 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.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-13336
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-06-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2013-07-09, which applies to certain The Boeing Company Model 737-700, -700C, -800, and -900ER series airplanes, Model 747-400F series airplanes, and Model 767-200 and -300 series airplanes. AD 2013-07-09 requires a general visual inspection for affected serial numbers of the crew oxygen mask stowage box units, and replacement or re- identification as necessary. Since the FAA issued AD 2013-07-09, the agency has determined that the affected parts may be installed on airplanes outside the original applicability of AD 2013-07-09. This proposed AD would retain the requirements of AD 2013-07-09 and expand the applicability to include those other airplanes. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-13332
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-06-25
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; 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 Airbus SAS Model A310 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report indicating that the trimmable horizontal stabilizer (THS) actuator ball nut trunnion lower attachment was missing parts. This proposed AD would require a one-time detailed inspection of the THS actuator right-hand spherical bearing and retaining parts (bolt, tab washer, and end cap) for correct installation of the retaining parts and correct bolt position, and applicable corrective actions, as specified in an 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.
Airworthiness Directives; Leonardo S.p.A. Helicopters
Document Number: 2019-13247
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-06-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Leonardo S.p.A. (type certificate previously held by Finmeccanica S.p.A., AgustaWestland S.p.A.) Model AW139 helicopters. This AD requires inspecting and altering the number 1 driveshaft (driveshaft). This AD was prompted by reports of scratches that were found on the driveshaft. The actions of this AD are intended to address an unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-13049
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-06-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 737-300, -400, and -500 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by fuel system reviews conducted by the manufacturer. This proposed AD would require applying sealant to the fasteners in the fuel tanks, replacing wire bundle clamps external to the fuel tanks and installing Teflon sleeving under the clamps. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Innova Flight, LLC
Document Number: 2019-13389
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-24
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; Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc.
Document Number: 2019-13388
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-24
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; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-13337
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-06-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus SAS Model A318 and A319 series 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 that during a maintenance check, cracks were found in a stiffener of a certain lateral window frame. This proposed AD would require repetitive high frequency eddy current (HFEC) inspections for cracking of a stiffener of a certain lateral window frame, and applicable related investigative and corrective actions, 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.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-13333
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-06-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A330-200 Freighter, A330-200, and A330-300 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a determination 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.
Proposed Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace, and Establishment of Class E Airspace; Spokane, WA
Document Number: 2019-13291
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-06-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify Class D airspace, Class E surface area airspace, and establish Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Felts Field Airport, Spokane, WA. After a biennial review, the FAA found it necessary to amend existing airspace and establish new controlled airspace for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at this airport. This action also would make a minor editorial change to the airspace designation and would replace the outdated term Airport/Facility Directory with the term Chart Supplement. The Class D and Class E surface areas would be extended to the Spokane International Airport Class C surface area on the southwest and expanded 1.2 miles on the northeast. The Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface would be established to provide airspace for aircraft transitioning to and from Felts Field airport.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Monroe, GA
Document Number: 2019-13288
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-06-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action corrects a final rule published in the Federal Register on June 7, 2019, amending Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface in Monroe, GA. The legal description listed the airport name as Monroe-County Airport. The correct name is Monroe-Walton County Airport.
Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce plc Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2019-13194
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-06-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede airworthiness directive (AD) 2016-24-08 which applies to all Rolls-Royce plc (RR) RB211-Trent 875- 17, RB211-Trent 877-17, RB211-Trent 884-17, RB211-Trent 884B-17, RB211- Trent 892-17, RB211-Trent 892B-17, and RB211-Trent 895-17 model turbofan engines. AD 2016-24-08 requires repetitive inspections of the engine upper fairing and repair or replacement of any fairing that fails inspection. Since the FAA issued AD 2016-24-08, RR has developed a modification of the engine upper bifurcation nose fairing assembly that terminates the inspection requirements of this AD. This proposed AD would continue the repetitive inspections until the terminating action is performed at the next engine shop visit. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp. Turboprop Engines
Document Number: 2019-13193
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-06-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp. (P&WC) PW150A turboprop engines. This proposed AD was prompted by a determination by the manufacturer that certain PW150A engine high-pressure (HP) centrifugal impellers may exhibit a material microstructure anomaly that has a potential to adversely affect the low cycle fatigue characteristics of the part. This proposed AD would require replacement of the affected HP centrifugal impellers. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.