Federal Aviation Administration January 21, 2020 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-00798
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-01-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for The Boeing Company Model 737-300, -400, and -700 series airplanes, modified to a Bedek Division Special Freighter (BDSF) by Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) ST01566LA, ST01961SE, or ST02556SE, with a 9G rigid barrier. An emergency AD was sent to all known U.S. owners and operators of these airplanes. This AD requires complying with loading restrictions and methods. This AD was prompted by a review of the manufacturing process for the 9G rigid barrier installed on BDSF conversions that identified a manufacturing non-compliance. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Proposed Amendment of VOR Federal Airways V-125, V-178, V-313, and V-429 in the Vicinity of Cape Girardeau, MO
Document Number: 2020-00775
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-01-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend four VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways, V-125, V-178, V-313, and V-429, in the vicinity of Cape Girardeau, MO. The modifications are necessary due to the planned decommissioning of the VOR portion of the Cape Girardeau, MO, VOR/Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/DME) navigation aid (NAVAID), which provides navigation guidance for portions of the affected air traffic service (ATS) routes. The Cape Girardeau VOR is being decommissioned as part of the FAA's VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) program.
Proposed Amendment of VOR Federal Airways V-12, V-74, and V-516 in the Vicinity of Anthony, KS
Document Number: 2020-00774
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-01-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend three VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways, V-12, V-74, and V-516, in the vicinity of Anthony, KS. The modifications are necessary due to the planned decommissioning of the VOR portion of the Anthony, KS, VOR/Tactical Air Navigation (VORTAC) navigation aid (NAVAID), which provides navigation guidance for portions of the affected air traffic service (ATS) routes. The Anthony VOR is being decommissioned as part of the FAA's VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) program.
Proposed Amendment of Multiple Air Traffic Service (ATS) Routes in the Northcentral United States
Document Number: 2020-00773
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-01-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend eleven VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways, V-13, V-15, V-26, V-55, V-78, V-100, V-159, V- 175, V-219, V-307, and V-505, and two low altitude Area Navigation (RNAV) routes, T-285 and T-354, in the Northcentral United States. The modifications are necessary due to the planned decommissioning of the VOR portion of the Park Rapids, MN, VOR/Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/ DME); Siren, WI, VOR/DME; Sioux City, IA, VOR/Tactical Air Navigation (VORTAC); and Huron, SD, VORTAC navigation aids (NAVAIDs). The NAVAIDs provide navigation guidance for portions of the affected air traffic service (ATS) routes. The VORs are being decommissioned as part of the FAA's VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) program.
Amendment, Revocation, and Establishment of Air Traffic Service (ATS) Routes; Western United States
Document Number: 2020-00772
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-01-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action corrects a final rule published in the Federal Register of November 20, 2019, that amended, removed and established United States Area Navigation (RNAV) ATS routes in the western United States. ATS route T-268 had a geographic coordinate misidentified for HEMER, WA waypoint. This action corrects the geographic coordinate that was incorrectly listed in the final rule.
Proposed Revocation of Jet Route J-105 and Amendment of VOR Federal Airways V-15, V-63, V-272, and V-583 in the Vicinity of McAlester, OK
Document Number: 2020-00547
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-01-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to remove one Jet Route, J-105, and amend four VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways, V-15, V-63, V- 272, and V-583, in the vicinity of McAlester, OK. The modifications are necessary due to the planned decommissioning of the VOR portion of the McAlester, OK, VOR/Tactical Air Navigation (VORTAC) navigation aid (NAVAID), which provides navigation guidance for portions of the affected air traffic service (ATS) routes. The McAlester VOR is being decommissioned as part of the FAA's VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) program.
Proposed Amendment of VOR Federal Airways V-17, V-18, V-62, V-94, V-163, and V-568 in the Vicinity of Glen Rose, TX
Document Number: 2020-00546
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-01-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend six VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways, V-17, V-18, V-62, V-94, V-163, and V-568, in the vicinity of Glen Rose, TX. The modifications are necessary due to the planned decommissioning of the VOR portion of the Glen Rose, TX, VOR/ Tactical Air Navigation (VORTAC) navigation aid (NAVAID), which provides navigation guidance for portions of the affected air traffic service (ATS) routes. The Glen Rose VOR is being decommissioned as part of the FAA's VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) program.
Proposed Amendment of VOR Federal Airways V-7, V-52, and V-178 in the Vicinity of Central City, KY
Document Number: 2020-00545
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-01-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend three VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways, V-7, V-52, and V-178, in the vicinity of Central City, KY. The modifications are necessary due to the planned decommissioning of the VOR portion of the Central City, KY, VOR/ Tactical Air Navigation (VORTAC) navigation aid (NAVAID), which provides navigation guidance for portions of the affected air traffic service (ATS) routes. The Central City VOR is being decommissioned as part of the FAA's VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) program.
Proposed Revocation and Amendment of Multiple Air Traffic Service (ATS) Routes in the Vicinity of Newcombe, KY, and Hazard, KY
Document Number: 2020-00544
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-01-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend five VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways, V-4, V-53, V-115, V-119, and V-140; amend two low altitude Area Navigation (RNAV) routes, T-215 and T-323; and remove three VOR Federal airways, V-331, V-339, and V-478, in the vicinity of Newcombe, KY, and Hazard, KY. The Air Traffic Service (ATS) route modifications are necessary due to the planned decommissioning of the VOR portions of the Newcombe, KY, VOR/Tactical Air Navigation (VORTAC) and the Hazard, KY, VOR/Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/DME) navigation aids (NAVAIDs). The NAVAIDs provide navigation guidance for portions of the affected air traffic service (ATS) routes. These VORs are being decommissioned as part of the FAA's VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) program.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-00449
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-01-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is revising an earlier proposal for all Airbus SAS Model A330-200, A330-200 Freighter, A330-300, A340-200, A340-300, A340- 500, and A340-600 series airplanes. This action revises the notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) by including additional affected free fall actuators (FFAs) and reducing certain compliance times. The FAA is proposing this airworthiness directive (AD) to address the unsafe condition on these products. Since these actions would impose an additional burden over those in the NPRM, the FAA is reopening the comment period to allow the public the chance to comment on these changes.
Airworthiness Directives; General Electric Company Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2020-00010
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-01-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2005-23-09, which applies to all General Electric Company (GE) CF6- 80E1A1, -80E1A2, -80E1A3, -80E1A4, and -80E1A4/B model turbofan engines. AD 2005-23-09 requires initial and repetitive fluorescent- penetrant inspections (FPI) of certain areas of high-pressure compressor (HPC) cases, part number (P/N) 1509M97G07 and P/N 2083M69G03. Since the FAA issued AD 2005-23-09, GE performed an updated lifing analysis on the HPC case. As a result, GE found additional locations on the cases requiring FPI, revised the inspection interval for performing FPI of the existing location, and added an additional P/ N HPC case that requires inspection. This proposed AD would require an update of the Airworthiness Limitations Section (ALS) of GE Engine Manual GEK99376 and the operator's existing continuous airworthiness maintenance program (CAMP). The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.