Federal Aviation Administration February 4, 2020 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of a New Approval of Information Collection: FAA Organization Designation Authorization (ODA) Survey
Document Number: 2020-02026
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-04
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 a survey of Organization Designation Authorization (ODA) holders and ODA program applicants to document and assess FAA certification and oversight activities. The information to be collected is necessary because it is required of the FAA per Section 213 of the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018.
Proposed Amendment and Removal of Air Traffic Service (ATS) Routes; Eastern United States
Document Number: 2020-02020
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-02-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend 10 jet routes, and remove 8 jet routes, in the eastern United States. This action is in support of the Northeast Corridor Atlantic Route Project to improve the efficiency of the National Airspace System (NAS) and reduce the dependency on ground- based navigational systems.
Revocation of Class E Airspace; Grundy, VA
Document Number: 2020-02019
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-02-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action removes Class E airspace at Grundy, VA, as Grundy Municipal Airport has been abandoned, and controlled airspace is no longer required. This action enhances the safety and management of controlled airspace within the National Airspace System.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-02016
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-02-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 737-700, -800, and -900ER series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report of unshimmed gaps at a certain inner chord. This proposed AD would require a general visual inspection for repairs of a certain inner chord, a detailed inspection for unshimmed gaps of the frame inner chord, and applicable on-condition actions. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Proposed Revocation and Amendment of Multiple Air Traffic Service (ATS) Routes in the Vicinity of Bradford, PA, and Wellsville, NY
Document Number: 2020-02015
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-02-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend nine VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways, V-33, V-116, V-119, V-126, V-164, V-170, V-265, V-270, and V-501, in the vicinity of Bradford, PA, and Wellsville, NY. The VOR Federal airway modifications are necessary due to the planned decommissioning of the VOR portions of the Bradford, PA, VOR/Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/DME) and the Wellsville, NY, VOR/Tactical Air Navigation (VORTAC) navigation aids (NAVAIDs). The NAVAIDs provide navigation guidance for portions of the affected airways. These VORs are being decommissioned as part of the FAA's VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) program.
Airworthiness Directives; GE Aviation Czech s.r.o. Turboprop Engines
Document Number: 2020-02005
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-02-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is revising an earlier proposal for all GE Aviation Czech s.r.o. M601D-11, M601E-11, M601E-11A, M601E-11AS, M601E-11S, M601F, H80, H80-100, H80-200, H75-100, H75-200, H85-100, and H85-200 turboprop engines. This action revises the notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) by revising the compliance time requirements for replacement of affected engine outlet system hardware. The FAA is proposing this airworthiness directive (AD) to address the unsafe condition on these products. At the request of some commenters, the FAA is reopening the comment period to allow the public the chance to comment on these changes.
Special Conditions: The Boeing Company Model 747-8 Series Airplane; Certification of Cooktops
Document Number: 2020-01515
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-02-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for The Boeing Company (Boeing) Model 747-8 series airplane. This airplane, as modified by Boeing, will have a novel or unusual design feature when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes. This design feature is associated with the installation of advanced technology induction coil cooktops in the main deck galleys on a Boeing Model 747-8 series airplane. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards.
Special Conditions: Airbus Defense and Space Model C-295 Series Airplane; Electronic System Security Protection From Unauthorized Internal Access
Document Number: 2020-01229
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-02-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Airbus Defense and Space (Airbus DS) C-295 series airplane. This airplane will have novel or unusual design features when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes. This design feature is airplane electronic systems and networks that allow access, from airplane internal sources (e.g., wireless devices, internet connectivity), to the airplane's previously isolated, internal electronic components. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards.
Special Conditions: Airbus Defense and Space Model C-295 Series Airplane; Electronic System Security Protection From Unauthorized External Access
Document Number: 2020-01228
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-02-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Airbus Defense and Space (Airbus DS) C-295 series airplane. This airplane will have novel or unusual design features when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes. This design feature is airplane electronic systems and networks that allow access from external sources (e.g., wireless devices, internet connectivity) to the airplane's previously isolated, internal electronic components. 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.