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Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-B) Out Performance Requirements To Support Air Traffic Control (ATC) Service
Document Number: 2019-22557
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew a previously approved information collection. The final rule titles ``Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-B) Equipage Mandate to Support Air Traffic Control Service,'' requires performance requirements for certain avionics equipment on aircraft operating in specified classes of airspace within the United States National Airspace System (NAS). The rule facilitates the use of ADS-B for aircraft surveillance by FAA air traffic controllers to accommodate the expected increase in demand for air transportation.
Airworthiness Directives; General Electric Company Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2019-22393
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-10-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain General Electric Company (GE) CF34-1A, CF34-3A, CF34-3A1, CF34-3A2, CF34-3B, and CF34-3B1 model turbofan engines. This proposed AD was prompted by an in-flight failure of a fan blade that led to an in-flight shutdown. This proposed AD would require removal and replacement of the affected fan blades. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Various Transport Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-22389
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-10-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for various transport airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of smoke and fumes in the flight deck. This AD requires modification of certain universal serial bus (USB) receptacles located in the flight deck. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG (Type Certificate Previously Held by Rolls-Royce plc) Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2019-22323
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-10-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding airworthiness directive (AD) 2018-15-01 for certain Rolls-Royce plc (RR) Trent 1000-A, Trent 1000-C, Trent 1000-D, Trent 1000-E, Trent 1000-G, Trent 1000-H, Trent 1000-A2, Trent 1000-C2, Trent 1000-D2, Trent 1000-E2, Trent 1000-G2, Trent 1000-H2, Trent 1000-J2, Trent 1000-K2, and Trent 1000-L2 model turbofan engines. AD 2018-15-01 required certain engines susceptible to intermediate- pressure turbine (IPT) blade failure not be installed on an airplane together with other engines with IPT blades of the same cyclic life. This AD requires removal of the IPT blade set at lower cyclic life limits and replacing it with a blade set eligible for installation. This AD also expands the applicability to include additional Trent 1000 turbofan engine models. This AD was prompted by the determination that certain IPT blades are susceptible to shank corrosion which leads to cracking and possible blade separation. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-22390
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-10-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting an airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 787-8, 787-9, and 787-10 airplanes. This AD requires repetitive operational checks of the leading edge (LE) outboard (OB) slats and applicable on-condition actions. This AD also requires revising the airplane flight manual (AFM) to prohibit flap retraction under icing conditions and revising the existing maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate a new operation check. This AD was prompted by a determination that the LE OB slat system could be out of position without flight deck annunciation. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Noise Exposure Map Notice; Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Document Number: 2019-22331
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its determination that the Noise Exposure Maps submitted by Broward County, Florida, through its Aviation Department (BCAD) for Fort Lauderdale- Hollywood International Airport under the provisions of the Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act are in compliance with applicable requirements.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Operations Specifications, Part 129 Application
Document Number: 2019-22330
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew a previously approved information collection. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on April 3, 2019. There were no comments. The FAA assesses the information collected and issues operations specifications to foreign air carriers. These operations specifications assure the foreign air carrier's ability to navigate and communicate safely within the U.S. National Airspace System. The FAA, based on additional data analysis, has amended the number of respondents and burden to include that on an existing operators. An existing operator is any operator who has already received their initial set of operations specifications.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Missoula, MT
Document Number: 2019-22255
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-10-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E4 airspace areas extending upward from the surface and Class E5 airspace areas extending upward from 700 and 1,200 feet above the surface of the earth at Missoula International Airport, Missoula, MT. This action also proposes to remove the Missoula VORTAC from the legal description as it is not needed to describe the airspace and using the airport as the single reference point enhances the simplicity of describing the airspace. Additionally, this action also proposes to make administrative corrections to the airport's Class D and Class E2 legal descriptions. This action would ensure the safety and management of IFR operations at the airport.
Noise Exposure Map Notice; Burlington International Airport, South Burlington, Vermont
Document Number: 2019-22221
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its determination that the noise exposure maps for Burlington International Airport, as submitted by the City of Burlington, Vermont, under the provisions of Title I of the Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act of 1979, are in compliance with applicable requirements.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-22153
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-10-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A318, A319, A320, and A321 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by a determination that new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations are necessary. This AD requires revising the existing maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-22152
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-10-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2000-03-20 R1, which applied to all Airbus SAS Model A300 B4-601, B4-603, and B4- 620, Model A300 B4-600R series, and Model A300 F4-605R airplanes. AD 2000-03-20 R1 required repetitive inspections to detect cracks on the forward fittings in the radius of a certain frame, adjacent to the tension bolts in the center section of the wings, and various follow-on actions. This AD retains the requirements of AD 2000-03-20 R1, adds new airplanes to the applicability, and introduces new compliance times for the required inspections, as specified in a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which is incorporated by reference. This AD was prompted by reports of cracking due to fatigue-related stress in the radius of frame 40, adjacent to the tension bolts at the center/ outer wing junction. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-22150
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-10-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 777-200 and -300 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of unreliable performance of the water and fuel scavenge system; failure of the fuel scavenge function can cause trapped fuel, resulting in unavailable fuel reserves. This AD requires incorporating operating limitations; or modifying the water and fuel scavenge systems in the fuel tanks, modifying the fuel jettison system, making electrical changes in the main equipment center, modifying the wiring in certain panels, and installing new software. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-22131
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-10-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus SAS Model A350-941 and -1041 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of cracks within the ring gears of a slat geared rotary actuator (SGRA) resulting from a change in the raw material manufacturing process. This AD requires replacement of affected parts with serviceable parts, 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: Diamond Aircraft Industries of Canada Model DA-62 Airplanes; Diesel Cycle Engine Installation
Document Number: 2019-22118
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-10-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Diamond Aircraft Industries of Canada DA-62 airplane. This airplane will have novel or unusual design features associated with the installation of a diesel cycle engine utilizing turbine fuel. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These special conditions contain the additional safety standards the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Walla Walla, WA
Document Number: 2019-22109
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-10-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E4 surface area and Class E5 airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface of the earth at Walla Walla Regional Airport, Walla Walla, WA. This action proposes to remove a large area of Class E5 airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface to the east of the airport. The action also proposes to amend the Class E5 airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface to the northeast and southwest of the airport. Further, this action also proposes administrative corrections to the airport's legal description. This action would ensure the safety and management of IFR operations at the airport.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Neillsville, WI
Document Number: 2019-21960
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-10-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Neillsville Municipal Airport, Neillsville, WI. The FAA is proposing this action due to the decommissioning of the Neillsville non-directional radio beacon (NDB).
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Winona, MN
Document Number: 2019-21959
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-10-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Winona Municipal Airport-Max Conrad Field, Winona, MN. The FAA is proposing this action as the result of an airspace review caused by the decommissioning of the Winona VHF omnidirectional range (VOR) navigation aid, which provided navigation information for the instrument procedures at this airport. The geographic coordinates of the Winona Municipal Airport-Max Conrad Field, would also be 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.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-22034
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-10-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus SAS Model A350-941 and -1041 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of disconnections of certain hinge arms of the bulk cargo door (BCD) due to disbonding of the hinge arm bushes. This AD requires either modifying and re-identifying affected BCDs or replacing affected BCDs, 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.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-22032
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-10-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2019-05- 09, which applied to certain Airbus SAS Model A320-251N and -271N airplanes, and Model A321-253N airplanes. AD 2019-05-09 required repetitive detailed inspections of certain electrical harnesses for discrepancies, and corrective actions if necessary. AD 2019-05-09 also provided an optional terminating modification for the repetitive detailed inspections. This AD retains the actions of AD 2019-05-09, and adds a requirement for a terminating modification for the repetitive detailed inspections, as specified in a European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which is incorporated by reference. This AD was prompted by reports of low clearance between the electrical harness and nearby hydraulic pipes in the inboard trailing edge of the wing. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Solicitation of Nominations for Appointment to the Youth Access to American Jobs in Aviation Task Force
Document Number: 2019-21961
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to solicit nominations for qualified candidates to serve on the Youth Access to American Jobs in Aviation Task Force (Task Force). Section 602, Youth Access to American Jobs in Aviation Task Force, of FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018, requires the FAA Administrator to establish a Task Force. The objective of the Task Force is to provide independent advice and recommendations to the FAA. The advice and strategies relate to developing recommended initiatives to the FAA to encourage high school students towards an aviation career. In response to FAA requests, the Task Force may provide the FAA with information that may be used for tactical and strategic planning purposes.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Mount Pleasant, IA
Document Number: 2019-21958
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-10-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Mount Pleasant Municipal Airport, Mount Pleasant, IA. This action is due to an airspace review caused by the decommissioning of the Mount Pleasant non-directional beacon (NDB), which provided navigation information to the instrument procedures at this airport. Airspace redesign is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at this airport.
Proposed Amendment of Class D and E Airspace; Eagle County, CO
Document Number: 2019-21953
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-10-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class D airspace and Class E surface airspace; establish Class E surface airspace designated as an extension to the Class D and Class E2 surface areas; amend the Class E5 airspace extending from 700 feet above the surface of the earth; and update the geographic coordinates of the airport to match the FAA's database at the Eagle County Regional Airport in Eagle, CO. This action would ensure the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-21878
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-10-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus SAS Model A330-941 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports indicating premature aging of certain chemical oxygen generators. This proposed AD would require repetitively removing the affected chemical oxygen generators and replacing them with serviceable parts, as specified in a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which will be incorporated by reference. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-21877
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-10-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus SAS Model A330-200 Freighter, A330-200, A330-300, A340- 200, and A340-300 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports that elevator skin panels were found disbonded as a result of water ingress. This proposed AD would require repetitive detailed inspections of skin panels on both elevators, and corrective actions if necessary, as specified in a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which will be incorporated by reference. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-21876
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-10-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Bombardier, Inc., Model CL-600-2C10 (Regional Jet Series 700, 701 & 702) airplanes; Model CL-600-2D15 (Regional Jet Series 705) airplanes; Model CL-600-2D24 (Regional Jet Series 900) airplanes; and Model CL-600-2E25 (Regional Jet Series 1000) airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report of incorrectly installed flight compartment door edge protection plates on both sides of the upper decompression panel. This proposed AD would require revising the existing maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate a functional check of the flight compartment door decompression latches. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Special Conditions: Voyageur Aerotech Inc., Bombardier DHC-8-100, DHC-8-200, DHC-8-300 and DHC-8-400 Series Airplanes; Installed Rechargeable Lithium Batteries
Document Number: 2019-21794
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-10-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Bombardier Model No. DHC-8-100, DHC-8-200, DHC-8-300, and DHC-8-400 series airplanes. These airplanes, as modified by Voyageur Aerotech Inc. (Voyageur), 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 a rechargeable lithium battery pack inside the Emergency 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.
Solicitation of Nominations for Appointment to the Women in Aviation Advisory Board
Document Number: 2019-21962
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to solicit nominations for qualified candidates to serve on the Women in Aviation Advisory Board (the Board). The objective of the Board is to provide independent advice and recommendations to the FAA. Section 612, Supporting Women's Involvement in the Aviation Field, of the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018, requires the FAA Administrator establish and facilitate a Women in Aviation Advisory Board to encourage women and girls to enter the field of aviation with the objective of promoting organizations and programs that are providing education, training, mentorship, outreach, and recruitment of women into the aviation industry.
Airport Investment Partnership Program
Document Number: 2019-21948
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved the final application by Hendry County, Florida, for Airglades Airport to participate in the Airport Investment Partnership Program. Three exemptions were issued from certain provisions of Federal law. Congress established an Airport Privatization Pilot Program and authorizes the Secretary of Transportation, and through delegation, the FAA Administrator, to grant exemptions from certain Federal statutory and regulatory requirements. The Airport Privatization Pilot Program is now called the Airport Investment Partnership Program in accordance with the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018. The Application Procedures require the FAA to approve the final application to permit exemptions after review of all documents necessary to comply with laws and regulations within the FAA's jurisdiction.
Notice of Intent To Rule on Disposal of Aeronautical Property at Coastal Carolina Regional Airport, New Bern, North Carolina
Document Number: 2019-21857
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration is requesting public comment on a request by Coastal Carolina Regional Airport, to release of land (7.071 acres) from federal obligations.
Notice of Opportunity for Public Comment To Swap 1.12 Acres of Airport Land and Receive 14.55 Acres of Land From CTDOT for Airport Use at Bradley International Airport, Windsor Lock, CT
Document Number: 2019-21856
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Notice is being given that the FAA is considering a request from the Connecticut Airport Authority (CAA) to swap 1.12 acres of airport land, which is part of the entrance road to the airport, and receive 14.55 acres of land from CTDOT. This project will realign the entrance roadway to allow CAA to move forward with the planned Ground Transportation Center. The entrance roadway will be owned and operated by the CTDOT.
Notice of Opportunity for Public Comment To Change Land Use From Aeronautical to Non Aeronautical for 25.88 Acres at Barnstable Municipal Airport, Hyannis, MA
Document Number: 2019-21855
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Notice is being given that the FAA is considering a request from the Town of Barnstable, MA to change the land use from Aeronautical to Non Aeronautical for 25.88 Acres at Barnstable Municipal Airport. The land use change will allow the redevelopment of a retail center on land that is not needed for aviation purposes. The revenue generated by the lease of airport land for the retail center will be placed into the airport's operation and maintenance fund.
Notice of Opportunity for Public Comment To Change the Land Use From Aeronautical to Non Aeronautical for 28.46 Acres at Waterville LaFleur Airport, Waterville, ME
Document Number: 2019-21854
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Notice is being given that the FAA is considering a request from the City of Waterville, ME to change the land use from Aeronautical to Non Aeronautical for 28.46 acres. The land use change will allow the development of a solar farm on land that is not needed for aeronautical purposes. The revenue generated by the lease of airport land for the solar farm will be placed into the airport's operation and maintenance fund.
Notice of Intent To Rule on Request To Release Airport Property at the San Marcos Regional Airport, San Marcos, Texas
Document Number: 2019-21779
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to rule and invite public comment on the release of land at the San Marcos Regional Airport under the provisions of Section 125 of the Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment Reform Act for the 21st Century (AIR 21).
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Southern Utah University
Document Number: 2019-21709
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-07
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.
Proposed Amendment of the Class E Airspace; Coudersport, PA; and Revocation of Class E Airspace; Galeton, PA
Document Number: 2019-21706
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-10-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital Heliport, Coudersport, PA, and revoke the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Cherry Springs Airport, Galeton, PA. The FAA is proposing this action as the result of the closure of the Cherry Spring Airport. The geographic coordinates of Charles Cole Memorial Hospital Heliport would also be 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 Charles Cole Memorial Hospital Heliport.
Airworthiness Directives; International Aero Engines Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2019-21618
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-10-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2019-11-08, which applies to all International Aero Engines, LLC (IAE) PW1133G-JM, PW1133GA-JM, PW1130G-JM, PW1129G-JM, PW1127G-JM, PW1127GA- JM, PW1127G1-JM, PW1124G-JM, PW1124G1-JM, and PW1122G-JM model turbofan engines. AD 2019-11-08 requires the removal of the main gearbox (MGB) assembly and electronic engine control (EEC) software and the installation of a part and software version eligible for installation for engines that operate on extended operations (ETOPS) flights. The actions in AD 2019-11-08 were interim and only addressed engines that operate on 180-minute or 120-minute ETOPS flights. The FAA now proposes to supersede AD 2019-11-08 to require removal and replacement of the MGB assembly on all affected engines, including engines that do not operate on 180-minute or 120-minute ETOPS flights. This proposed AD would retain all requirements of AD 2019-11-08 for ETOPS engines, and would also require replacement of the affected MGB assembly and EEC software at the next engine shop visit after the effective date of this AD for engines that do not operate on ETOPS flights. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation Helicopters
Document Number: 2019-21564
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-10-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2018-10-07 for Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation (Sikorsky) Model S-76C helicopters. AD 2018-10-07 required inspecting the engine collective position transducer (CPT). This new AD retains the requirements of AD 2018-10-07 and expands the applicability. This AD is prompted by the determination that an additional part-numbered engine CPT is affected by the same unsafe condition. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Viking Air Limited (Type Certificate Previously Held by Bombardier, Inc.; Canadair Limited) Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-21384
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-10-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Viking Air Limited Model CL-215-1A10 and CL-215-6B11 (CL- 215T Variant) airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of cracks on the wing lower skin under the drag angle at a certain wing station (WS). This proposed AD would require a one-time inspection of the wing lower skin under the drag angle at a certain WS to determine if a certain repair or modification has been accomplished; repetitive visual inspections of certain fuselage structures; repetitive eddy current inspections of the front spar along a certain WS reference line, the drag angle, and all fastener holes; repetitive structural gap checks of a certain surface; and corrective actions if necessary. This proposed AD would also require replacing certain rivets with certain fasteners, and corrective actions if necessary. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Fokker Services B.V. Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-21353
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-10-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Fokker Services B.V. Model F28 Mark 0070 and 0100 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of fuselage bottom skin exfoliation corrosion, fuselage skin bulging and cracking, and missing fastener heads. This proposed AD would require a detailed inspection of the fuselage bottom skin for corrosion, skin cracks or bulges, and missing, loose or broken fasteners, and, depending on the findings, accomplishment of applicable repair instructions, 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: 2019-21352
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-10-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model DHC-8-400 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report of a quality escape in the manufacturing of the advanced pneumatic detector (APD) switches, and the presence of contamination on the switch contact pin. This proposed AD would require identification and testing, and reidentification or replacement if necessary, of affected APDs. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-21672
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-10-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800, -900, and -900ER series airplanes. This AD requires repetitive inspections for cracking of the left and right hand side outboard chords of frame fittings and failsafe straps at a certain station, and repair if any cracking is found. This AD was prompted by reports of cracking discovered in this area. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airspace Designations; Incorporation by Reference Amendments
Document Number: 2019-21364
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-10-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action incorporates certain airspace designation amendments into FAA Order 7400.11D, dated August 8, 2019, and effective September 15, 2019, for incorporation by reference.
Notice of Submission Deadline for Schedule Information for Newark Liberty International Airport for the Summer 2020 Scheduling Season
Document Number: 2019-21485
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Under this notice, the FAA announces the submission deadline of October 3, 2019, for Summer 2020 flight schedules at Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR). The deadline coincides with the schedule submission deadline for the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Slot Conference for the Summer 2020 scheduling season.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; U.S. Aviation Academy
Document Number: 2019-21449
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-02
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.
Finding of No Significant Impact/Record of Decision on Perimeter Road at Jackson Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport Jackson, MS
Document Number: 2019-21415
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is issuing this notice to advise the public that it has issued a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)/Record of Decision (ROD) for the Environmental Assessment (EA) that evaluated the rehabilitation of an existing 5.4-mile service road and construction of two connecting service roads at Jackson Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport (JAN) in Jackson, Mississippi. The FONSI/ROD provides final agency determination and approval for those federal actions by the FAA necessary to implement the project. The effective date of the FAA's determination on the FONSI/ROD is August 30, 2019.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of a Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Maintenance, Preventive Maintenance, Rebuilding, and Alteration
Document Number: 2019-21389
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-02
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 May 13, 2019. The information to be collected is necessary to insure the safety of the flying public. Documentation of maintenance repair actions record who, what, when, where and how of the task performed. This collection focuses on the Form 337 which is collected by the FAA. Other records for preventative maintenance, and logbook entries are not collected by the FAA serve as a responsibility of the owner to maintain in case of verification of airworthiness when seeking approvals or sale of the aircraft. This insures proper certification of personnel; proper tooling is utilized and accurate measures to insure safety. Total form 337s submitted in 2017 is 54,237. Total aircraft registrations on file is 289,490. It is estimated by the numbers collected one in every five aircraft have a 337 form submitted for major alteration and repairs performed. Each 337 takes approximately 1 hour.
Notice of Request To Release Airport Property for Land Disposal
Document Number: 2019-21363
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to rule and invites public comment on the release of land at the Malden Regional Airport & Industrial Park (MAW), Malden, Missouri.
Interior Parts and Components Fire Protection for Transport Category Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-21060
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-10-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action extends the comment period for an NPRM that was published in the Federal Register on July 3, 2019. In the NPRM, the FAA proposed to amend certain airworthiness regulations for fire protection of interior compartments on transport category airplanes. The proposal would convert those flammability regulations from detailed, prescriptive requirements into simpler, performance-based standards. The 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, the 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. The proposal includes conforming changes to various FAA regulations. The proposal is necessary to eliminate unnecessary testing, increase standardization, and improve safety. The FAA is extending the closing date of the comment period to allow commenters time to adequately analyze the proposal and prepare responses.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Redding, CA
Document Number: 2019-21286
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-10-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace designated as an extension to a Class D or Class E surface area, and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Redding Municipal Airport, Redding CA. This action also proposes to remove Class E airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface as this airspace is wholly contained within the Rogue Valley en route airspace and duplication is not necessary. Additionally, this action proposes to update the geographic coordinates of the airport to match the FAA's database. Lastly, this action proposes to remove the Redding VOR/DME and the Lassen NDB and the extensions associated with those navigational aids from the legal description of the airspace. Removing the VOR/DME and NDB simplifies the airspace's legal description. These changes are necessary to accommodate airspace redesign for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of a New Approval of Information Collection: Pilot Reports (PIREP)
Document Number: 2019-21257
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for a new information collection. The collection involves an aircraft 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 Pilot Weather Reports into the NAS.