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Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-26673
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-12-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2017-05-12, which applies to certain Airbus SAS Model A318-112 airplanes, Model A319-111, -112, -115, -132, and -133 airplanes, Model A320-214, -232, and -233 airplanes, and Model A321-211, -212, -213, - 231, and -232 airplanes. AD 2017-05-12 requires a one-time eddy current conductivity measurement of certain cabin, cargo compartment, and frame structural parts to determine if aluminum alloy with inadequate heat treatment was used, and replacement if necessary. Since AD 2017-05-12 was issued, it was determined that aluminum alloy with inadequate heat treatment had been used for additional structural parts. This proposed AD would retain the requirements of AD 2017-05-12, and for certain airplanes, would require additional work, 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: 2019-25719
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-12-16
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 cracking was discovered in a channel within a structural support member for the rudder quadrant, rudder feel unit assembly, and environmental control system due to fatigue. This proposed AD would require repetitive inspections of the rudder quadrant box assembly for any cracking, and modification of the rudder quadrant box assembly. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Establishment of Class E Airspace, St. Simons, GA, and Brunswick, GA; Revocation of Class E Airspace, Brunswick, GA; and, Amendment of Class E Airspace, Brunswick, GA
Document Number: 2019-26861
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E surface airspace for St. Simons Island Airport, St. Simons, GA, and for Brunswick Golden Isles Airport, Brunswick, GA, and amends 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 removes Class E surface airspace listed as Brunswick Glynco Jetport, GA, and Brunswick Malcolm-McKinnon Airport, GA in the FAA's 7400.11D. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at these airports. This action also updates the geographic coordinates of St. Simons Island Airport, (formally Brunswick Malcolm-McKinnon Airport). In addition, this action amends 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. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations in the area.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Grove City, PA
Document Number: 2019-26854
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends 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.
Airworthiness Directives; Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-26849
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation (Gulfstream) Model GVI airplanes. This AD requires revising the airplane flight manual (AFM) for your airplane by adding an airplane flight manual supplement (AFMS), which contains operating limitations and abnormal procedures for loss of rudder or yaw damper. This AD was prompted by a report of an inflight rudder surface shutdown that resulted in lateral-directional oscillations of the airplane. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Dassault Aviation Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-26676
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting 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 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 AD requires replacing the fire extinguisher percussion cartridges with serviceable parts. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-26643
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-12-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2017-15-01, which applies to certain The Boeing Company Model 777 airplanes. AD 2017-15-01 requires replacing the existing mode control panel (MCP) with a new MCP having a different part number. Since we issued AD 2017-15-01, the FAA has determined that the affected parts may be installed on airplanes outside of the original applicability of AD 2017-15-01. This proposed AD would retain the requirements of AD 2017-15-01, expand the applicability to include those other airplanes, and add a new requirement for certain airplanes to identify and replace the affected parts. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-26617
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-12-13
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 of incorrectly engaged lock washer tabs of the main landing gear (MLG) forward pintle bearing (FPB) at the forward face of the trunnion block. This proposed AD would require detailed inspections of the left-hand (LH) and right-hand (RH) side MLG FPB nuts and lock washer tabs, and depending on findings, accomplishment of repetitive detailed inspections or 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.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Daniel Orcutt
Document Number: 2019-26805
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-12
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 Canada Limited Partnership (Type Certificate Previously Held by C Series Aircraft Limited Partnership (CSALP); Bombardier, Inc.) Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-26738
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Canada Limited Partnership Model BD-500-1A10 and BD-500- 1A11 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: 2019-26736
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 737-300, -400, -500, -600, -700, -700C, -800, -900, and -900ER series airplanes; Model 757 series airplanes; Model 767 series airplanes; Model 777 series airplanes; and Model 787-8 and 787-9 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of fuel crossfeed valves failing to open when activated during flight. This AD requires, for certain airplanes, revising the existing airplane flight manual (AFM); and for certain other airplanes, revising the existing minimum equipment list (MEL) to do an operational check of the fuel crossfeed valve prior to each extended operations (ETOPS) flight if one fuel crossfeed valve (or the fuel balancing system on Model 787 airplanes) is inoperative. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-26734
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 787-8, 787-9, and 787-10 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports that the nose landing gear (NLG) retracted on the ground, with weight on the airplane's wheels, due to the incorrect installation of an NLG downlock pin in the apex pin inner bore of the NLG lock link assembly. This AD requires installing an insert to prevent installation of the pin in the incorrect location. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Special Conditions: VT DRB Aviation Consultants, Airbus Model A330-300 Airplanes; Dynamic Test Requirements for Single-Occupant, Oblique (Side-Facing) Seats With or Without Airbag Devices or 3-Point Restraints
Document Number: 2019-26722
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Airbus Model A330- 300 airplane. This airplane, as modified by VT DRB Aviation Consultants (VT DRB), will have novel or unusual design features when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport-category airplanes. This design feature is single-occupant, oblique (side-facing) seats with airbag devices or 3-point restraints. 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: 2019-26708
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 747-200B, 747-200C, 747-200F, 747-300, 747- 400, 747-400D, 747-400F, 747-8F, and 747-8 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of uncommanded fore and aft movement of the Captain's and First Officer's seats. This AD requires, for the Captain's and First Officer's seats, repetitive horizontal actuator identifications, repetitive checks of the horizontal movement system (HMS), a detailed inspection of the HMS for certain airplanes, and applicable on-condition actions. This AD also requires an inspection to determine 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 provides an optional terminating action for the repetitive actions for certain seats. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Dassault Aviation Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-26704
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Dassault Aviation Model FALCON 900EX and Model FALCON 2000EX airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of iced angle-of-attack (AoA) probes after take-off, with associated misleading airspeed indication and/or misleading stall warning. This AD requires revising the existing airplane flight manual (AFM) to provide the flightcrew with updated procedures related to manually activating heating of the AoA probes during line up, as specified in a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which is incorporated by reference. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-26703
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A320-251N and A321-253N airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of cracks on the pylon block seals. This AD requires replacement of the pylon block seals, as specified in a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which is incorporated by reference. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Application for Employment With the Federal Aviation Administration
Document Number: 2019-26702
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-12
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 July 9, 2019. The collection involves an automated application process for employment with the Federal Aviation Administration. Applicants access an online form that is presented with requests for certain information. The information collected is necessary to determine basic eligibility for employment and potential eligibility for Veteran's Preference, Veteran's Readjustment Act, and People with Disability appointments. In addition, there are specific occupation questions that assist the FAA Office of Human Resource Management (AHR) in determining candidates' qualifications in order that the best-qualified candidates are hired for the many FAA occupations.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2019-26615
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-12
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: 2019-26611
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-12
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.
Amendment of Class D and E Airspace; Alpena, MI
Document Number: 2019-26610
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends the Class D airspace, the Class E surface airspace, the Class E airspace designated as an extension to Class D and Class E surface airspace, and the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Alpena County Regional Airport, Alpena, MI. This action is due to an airspace review caused by the decommissioning of the Au Sable VHF omnidirectional range (VOR) navigation aid, which provided navigation information for the instrument procedures at this airport, as part of the VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) Program. The name of MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena, Alpena MI, is also being 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 this airport.
Amendment of Class D and E Airspace and Establishment of Class E Airspace; La Crosse, WI
Document Number: 2019-26609
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends the Class D airspace, the Class E surface airspace, and the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface, and establishes a Class E airspace area designated as an extension to Class D and Class E surface areas at La Crosse Regional Airport, La Crosse, WI. This action is due to an airspace review caused by the decommissioning of the La Crosse VHF omnidirectional range (VOR) navigation aid, which provided navigation information for the instrument procedures at this airport, as part of the VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) Program. The geographic coordinates of the La Crosse Regional Airport and the name of La Crosse Regional Airport and Mayo Clinic Health System-Franciscan Healthcare, La Crosse, WI, are also being 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 this airport.
Proposed Amendment of Class D Airspace and Amendment and Revocation of the Class E Airspace; Multiple Texas Towns
Document Number: 2019-26608
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-12-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class D airspace at Conroe-North Houston Regional Airport, Conroe, TX; Scholes International Airport at Galveston, Galveston, TX; and Sugar Land Regional Airport, Houston, TX; amend Class E surface airspace at Conroe-North Houston Regional Airport, Scholes International Airport at Galveston, and Sugar Land Regional Airport; revoke the Class E airspace designated as an extension to a Class E surface area at Draughon-Miller Central Texas Regional Airport, Temple, TX; amend the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Chambers County Airport, Anahuac, TX; Scholes International Airport at Galveston; Conroe-North Houston Regional Airport; Texas Gulf Coast Regional Airport, Angleton/ Lake Jackson, TX; and Draughon-Miller Central Texas Regional Airport; and remove Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Wood No. 2 Airport, Brookshire, TX, and Covey Trails Airport, Fulshear, TX, which are contained within the Houston, TX, airspace legal description. The FAA is proposing this action as the result of the decommissioning of the Hobby and Temple VHF omnidirectional range (VOR) navigation aids, which provided navigation information for the instrument procedures at these airports, as part of the VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) Program. The geographic coordinates of Conroe-North Houston Regional Airport, Chambers County Airport, and Texas Gulf Coast Regional Airport, and the names of Conroe-North Houston Regional Airport, Scholes International Airport at Galveston, and Texas Gulf Coast Regional Airport would also be updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Shawnee, OK
Document Number: 2019-26607
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-12-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Chandler Regional Airport, Chandler, OK, and Cushing Municipal Airport, Cushing, OK, which are contained within the Shawnee, OK, airspace legal description. The FAA is proposing this action as the result of the decommissioning of the Tilghman and Cushing non-directional beacons (NDB), which provided navigation information for the instrument procedures at these airports.
Proposed Establishment of Multiple Air Traffic Service (ATS) Routes; Hawaiian Islands
Document Number: 2019-26604
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-12-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish four United States Area Navigation (RNAV) ATS routes (T-340, T-342, T-344, and T-346) in the Hawaiian Islands. The proposed RNAV ATS routes will facilitate the movement of aircraft among the Hawaiian Islands and will promote operational efficiencies to current and proposed RNAV Standard Instrument Departures (SID) and RNAV Standard Terminal Arrival Routes (STAR), which will enhance the capacity for Hawaiian airports.
Proposed Amendment of VOR Federal Airways V-18, V-54, V-114, and V-583 in the Vicinity of Quitman, TX
Document Number: 2019-26603
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-12-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend four VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways, V-18, V-54, V-114, and V-583, in the vicinity of Quitman, TX. The modifications are necessary due to the planned decommissioning of the VOR portion of the Quitman, TX, VOR/Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/DME) navigation aid (NAVAID), which provides navigation guidance for portions of the affected air traffic service (ATS) route. The Quitman VOR is being decommissioned as part of the FAA's VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) program.
Extension of the Prohibition Against Certain Flights in Specified Areas of the Sanaa Flight Information Region (FIR) (OYSC)
Document Number: 2019-26602
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action extends the prohibition against certain flight operations in specified areas of the Sanaa Flight Information Region (FIR) (OYSC) by all: U.S. air carriers; U.S. commercial operators; persons exercising the privileges of an airman certificate issued by the FAA, except when such persons are operating U.S.-registered aircraft for a foreign air carrier; and operators of U.S.-registered civil aircraft, except when the operator of such aircraft is a foreign air carrier. The FAA finds this action necessary to address the continued hazards to persons and aircraft engaged in such flight operations from the ongoing fighting and instability in Yemen, as well as terrorist and militant activity. The FAA also republishes, with minor revisions, the approval process and exemption information for this flight prohibition Special Federal Aviation Regulation (SFAR); makes a technical correction to the SFAR to show that operations on jet route M999 are permitted; makes editorial changes to this SFAR to clarify prohibited and permitted operations; makes a minor editorial change to the title of the rule; and makes other minor revisions for consistency with other recently published flight prohibition SFARs.
Extension of the Prohibition Against Certain Flights in the Territory and Airspace of Somalia
Document Number: 2019-26597
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action extends the prohibition against certain flight operations in the territory and airspace of Somalia at altitudes below Flight Level (FL) 260 by all: U.S. air carriers; U.S. commercial operators; persons exercising the privileges of an airman certificate issued by the FAA, except when such persons are operating U.S.- registered aircraft for a foreign air carrier; and operators of U.S.- registered civil aircraft, except when the operator of such aircraft is a foreign air carrier. The FAA is taking this action because it has determined there continues to be an unacceptable risk to U.S. civil aviation operating in the territory and airspace of Somalia at altitudes below FL260 from terrorist and militant activity. The FAA also republishes, with minor revisions, the approval process and exemption information for this flight prohibition Special Federal Aviation Regulation (SFAR) and makes minor editorial changes to this SFAR to clarify prohibited and permitted operations, consistent with other recently published flight prohibition SFARs.
Proposed Amendment of Air Traffic Service (ATS) Route V-165; Western United States
Document Number: 2019-26392
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-12-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend one domestic Very High Frequency Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airway (V-165) in the western United States. The modifications are necessary due to the planned decommissioning of the Clovis, CA, VOR portion of the VOR/Tactical Air Navigation (VORTAC) navigation aid (NAVAID), which provides navigation guidance for portions of the affected ATS route. The Clovis, CA, VOR is being decommissioned as part of the FAA's VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) program.
Proposed Amendment of VOR Federal Airways V-59, V-92, V-115, and V-117 in the Vicinity of Newcomerstown, OH
Document Number: 2019-26387
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-12-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways V-59, V-92, V-115, and V-117 due to the planned decommissioning of the VOR portion of the Newcomerstown, OH (CTW), VOR/ Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/DME) navigation aid (NAVAID). The Newcomerstown VOR is being decommissioned in support of the FAA's VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) program and service availability issues.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Alpine, WY
Document Number: 2019-26378
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-12-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface at Alpine Airport, Alpine, WY. The airspace is designed to accommodate new IFR area navigation (RNAV) approaches and IFR departure procedures at the airport, which will support the airport's transition from VFR to IFR operations. This action would ensure the safety and management of IFR operations at the airport.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Cities of Mendota and Reedley, California
Document Number: 2019-26468
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of Federal Aviation Regulations. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, the FAA's exemption process. Neither publication of this notice nor the inclusion or omission of information in the summary is intended to affect the legal status of the petition or its final disposition.
Notice of Closure of Airport; Orange City Municipal Airport, Orange City, Iowa, Friday, January 31, 2020
Document Number: 2019-26455
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) received written notice, dated September 6, 2019, from the City of Orange City advising that on January 31, 2020, it was permanently closing Orange City Municipal Airport (ORC), Orange City, Iowa; the notice was in excess of 30 days before the closure. The FAA hereby publishes the City of Orange City's notice of permanent closure of Orange City Municipal Airport.
Airworthiness Directives; Dassault Aviation Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-26450
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directives (ADs) 2016-01- 16, 2017-19-03, and 2018-19-05, which applied to Dassault Aviation Model MYSTERE-FALCON 900 airplanes. Those ADs require revising the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new or more restrictive maintenance requirements and/or airworthiness limitations. This AD requires revising the existing maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations. Since AD 2018-19-05 was issued, the FAA has determined that new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations are necessary. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters
Document Number: 2019-26430
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-12-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Airbus Helicopters Model AS332L2 and EC225LP helicopters. This proposed AD would require determining the accumulated hours time-in- service (TIS) of certain part-numbered main gearbox (MGB) suspension bar attachment bolts and fittings, applying a life limit add-on factor, and inspecting the torque of certain MGB suspension bar attachment nuts. This proposed AD is prompted by a report of torque loss on an MGB suspension bar bolt. The actions of this proposed AD are intended to address an unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters
Document Number: 2019-26428
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-12-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Airbus Helicopters Model AS332C, AS332C1, AS332L, and AS332L1 helicopters. This proposed AD would require determining the accumulated hours time-in-service (TIS) of certain part-numbered main gearbox (MGB) suspension bar attachment fittings (fittings) and bolts, and would establish new life limits. This proposed AD is prompted by the outcome of tests and analyses performed by Airbus Helicopters. The actions of this proposed AD are intended to address an unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Leonardo S.p.A. Helicopters
Document Number: 2019-26425
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-12-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Leonardo S.p.A. (Leonardo) Model A109E, A109S, A119, AW109SP, and AW119MKII helicopters. This proposed AD would require removing certain main rotor (M/R) floating ring assemblies from service. This proposed AD would also prohibit replacing any washer on any M/R floating ring assembly. This proposed AD is prompted by a report of a washer debonding from the M/R floating ring assembly. The actions of this proposed AD are intended to address an unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Dassault Aviation Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-26402
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directives (AD) 2017-19- 14 and AD 2014-16-27, which apply to certain Dassault Aviation Model FALCON 900EX airplanes. Those ADs require revising the existing maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new or more restrictive maintenance requirements and/or airworthiness limitations. Since the FAA issued AD 2017-19-14 and AD 2014-16-27, the FAA determined 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: 2019-26401
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 787-8 airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report of fatigue cracking in the lug root radius of a main landing gear (MLG) aft hanger link lug fitting. This AD requires repetitive surface high frequency eddy current (HFEC) inspections of the left and right side MLG aft hanger link lug fitting for cracking, and applicable on-condition actions. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-26400
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 757-200, -200CB, and -300 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of cracks initiating in the fuselage frame web at body station (STA) 1640. This AD requires, depending on configuration, a general visual inspection for any previous repair, such as any reinforcing repair or local frame replacement repair, repetitive open hole high frequency eddy current (HFEC) inspections for any crack of the fuselage frame web fastener holes, on the left and right side of the airplane, and applicable on- condition actions. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-26399
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 737-300, -400, and -500 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by fuel system reviews conducted by the manufacturer. This AD requires 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 issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Discontinuation of Hazardous Inflight Weather Advisory Service (HIWAS) in the Contiguous United States
Document Number: 2019-26386
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action sets forth the final determination by the FAA to discontinue the Hazardous Inflight Weather Advisory Service (HIWAS).
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of New Approval of Information Collection: Pilot Report (PIREP) Form
Document Number: 2019-26320
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-06
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 new information collection. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on October 1, 2019. The collection involves an aircraft pilot's voluntary submission of weather conditions that were encountered while in flight. The information to be collected is necessary because Pilot Report (PIREP) Solicitation and Dissemination has been identified by the ATO as one of the Top 5 hazards in the National Airspace System (NAS). For certain weather conditions, PIREPs are the only means of confirmation that forecasted conditions are occurring. The FAA 7110-2 PIREP Form is a guide to assist pilots in submitting PIREPs into the NAS.
Airworthiness Directives; Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Limited Helicopters
Document Number: 2019-26298
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Limited (BHTC) Model 427 helicopters. This AD requires inspecting the inboard skin of the vertical fin around the four tailboom attachment points. This AD was prompted by reports of cracked vertical fin skins that resulted from metal fatigue. The actions of this AD are intended to prevent an unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited (Type Certificate Previously Held by Bombardier, Inc.) Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-26232
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2009-09- 02, which applied to certain Bombardier, Inc., Model DHC-8-400 series airplanes. AD 2009-09-02 required repetitive inspections for damage of certain main landing gear (MLG) forward stabilizer brace assemblies, repetitive inspections for cracking of both MLG forward stabilizer braces, liquid penetrant inspections for cracking, and corrective actions if necessary. This AD retains the existing actions and also requires installation of an elbow restrictor. This AD was prompted by reports of failures of the aft hinge of the MLG forward stabilizer brace due to fatigue cracks. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-26231
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus SAS Model A318 series airplanes; A319-111, -112, -113, -114, - 115, -131, -132, and -133 airplanes; A320-211, -212, -214, -216, -231, -232, -233, -251N, -252N and -271N airplanes; 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.
Notice of Public Information Sessions on Alternatives Analysis for the Proposed LaGuardia Airport Access Improvement Project at LaGuardia Airport (LGA), New York City, Queens County, New York
Document Number: 2019-26071
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its intent to hold Public Information Sessions to present the Alternatives Analysis for the Proposed LaGuardia Airport Access Improvement Project Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for LaGuardia Airport (LGA), New York City, Queens County, New York. The FAA is the lead agency on the preparation of the EIS and is providing this opportunity for the public to learn about the Alternatives Analysis that has been conducted.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters
Document Number: 2019-26079
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-12-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Airbus Helicopters Model AS332C, AS332C1, AS332L, AS332L1, and AS332L2 helicopters. This proposed AD would require removing the drain plugs from the fuel tank compartments located under the bottom structure. This proposed AD is prompted by the discovery that a modification to the fuel tank could lead to fuel accumulating in an area containing electrical equipment and subsequent ignition of fuel vapors. The actions of this proposed AD are intended to address an unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; General Electric Company Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2019-25987
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-12-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all General Electric Company (GE) CF34-8C1, CF34-8C5, CF34-8C5A1, CF34-8C5B1, CF34-8C5A2, CF34-8C5A3, CF34-8E2, CF34-8E2A1, CF34-8E5, CF34-8E5A1, CF34-8E5A2, CF34-8E6, and CF34-8E6A1 turbofan engine models. This proposed AD was prompted by a predicted reduction in the cyclic life of the combustion chamber assembly aft flange, which could result in certain combustion chamber assemblies failing before reaching their published life limit. This proposed AD would require revisions to the Airworthiness Limitations Section (ALS) of the manufacturer's Instructions for Continued Airworthiness (ICA) and to the air carrier's approved Continued Airworthiness Maintenance Programs (CAMP) to incorporate initial and repetitive fluorescent penetrant inspections (FPIs) of the combustion chamber assembly. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Amendment and Removal of Air Traffic Service (ATS) Routes; Southeastern United States
Document Number: 2019-25921
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends 25 jet routes, removes 7 jet routes, and removes 1 high altitude area navigation (RNAV) route (Q-route) in the southeastern United States. This action supports the Northeast Corridor Atlantic Route Project to improve the efficiency of the National Airspace System (NAS) and reduce dependency on ground-based navigational systems.
Airworthiness Directives; Saab AB, Saab Aeronautics (Formerly Known as Saab AB, Saab Aerosystems) Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-25204
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2019-03- 19, which applied to all Saab AB, Saab Aeronautics Model SAAB 2000 airplanes. AD 2019-03-19 required a functional check of certain fuel probes, and replacement with a serviceable part if necessary. This AD continues to require a functional check of certain fuel probes, and replacement with a serviceable part if necessary. This AD also revises the definition of a ``serviceable part.'' This AD was prompted by reports that certain fuel probes indicated misleading fuel quantities on the engine indicating and crew alerting system (EICAS). The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.