Federal Aviation Administration February 26, 2020 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc, Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-03924
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-02-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model BD-700-1A10 and BD-700-1A11 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports that main landing gear (MLG) trailing arm assemblies were found with compromised paint finish and corrosion on the axle bore inner diameters due to improper removal of contaminants during manufacturing. This AD requires a one-time inspection to determine if an affected MLG trailing arm assembly is installed, repetitive detailed inspections of the inner diameter of the affected MLG trailing arm assembly axle bore for surface finish discrepancies, corrective actions if necessary, and eventual replacement of primer and paint and application of corrosion preventive compound on the inner diameter of all affected MLG trailing arm assembly axle bores, which terminates the repetitive inspections. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Notice of Intent of Waiver With Respect to Land; Sloulin Field International Airport, ISN, Williston, North Dakota
Document Number: 2020-03870
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is considering a proposal to change 788.93 acres of airport land from aeronautical use to non-aeronautical use and to authorize the sale of airport property located at the former Sloulin Field International Airport, ISN, Williston, ND. The aforementioned land is not needed for aeronautical use because the new Williston Basin International Airport, XWA, Williston, ND is open and available for public aeronautical use. The former Williston Airport, ISN, site is located primarily on the west side of Highway 2, north of 26th Street in the City of Williston with 7.25 acres located on the east side of Highway 2. The airport's prior aeronautical use was for commercial and general aviation flying. The proposed non-aeronautical use of the property will be for commercial and residential development.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-03864
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-02-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 737-8 and 737-9 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report that certain exterior fairing panels on the top of the engine nacelle and strut (the thumbnail fairing and mid strut fairing panels) may not have the quality of electrical bonding necessary to ensure adequate shielding of the underlying wiring from the electromagnetic effects of lightning strikes or high intensity radiated fields (HIRF), which could potentially lead to a dual engine power loss event from a critical lightning or HIRF exposure event. This proposed AD would require a detailed inspection of the thumbnail fairing panels and mid strut fairing panels for excessive rework of the metallic (aluminum foil) inner surface layer, replacement of any excessively reworked panels, and modification of the thumbnail fairing assembly to ensure adequate bonding. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc. Helicopters
Document Number: 2020-03851
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-02-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc. (Bell) Model 214ST helicopters. This proposed AD was prompted by the discovery of bolts with nonconforming external thread root radii. This proposed AD would require removing the affected bolts from service and would prohibit installing an affected bolt on any helicopter. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Leonardo S.p.A. Helicopters
Document Number: 2020-03840
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-02-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Leonardo S.p.A. Model AW189 helicopters. This AD requires inspecting the hydraulic fluid level on each tail rotor (T/R) damper and depending on the inspection results, removing the T/R damper from service and reporting information or repetitively inspecting the T/R damper. This AD is prompted by reports of major leakage of hydraulic fluid in T/R dampers. This condition could result in degradation of T/R damper performance; multiple leaking T/R dampers could result in T/R damage and subsequent loss control of the helicopter. The actions of this AD are intended to address an unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-03829
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-02-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is correcting an airworthiness directive (AD) that published in the Federal Register. That AD applies to all The Boeing Company Model 757 airplanes. As published, the reference for revising the existing maintenance or inspection program specified in the regulatory text is incorrect. This document corrects that error. In all other respects, the original document remains the same.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-03828
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-02-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is correcting an airworthiness directive (AD) that published in the Federal Register. That AD applies to certain Bombardier, Inc., Model CL-600-2B19 (Regional Jet series 100 & 440) airplanes. As published, paragraph (h)(2) of that AD specifies an incorrect service information reference for performing the inspection. This document corrects that error. In all other respects, the original document remains the same.
Notice of Opportunity for Public Comment To Dispose of 3.97 Acres at Bangor International Airport, Bangor ME
Document Number: 2020-03781
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Notice is being given that the FAA is considering a request from the City of Bangor, MA to Dispose of 3.97 Acres at Bangor International Airport, Bangor, ME. The land is no longer needed for aviation purposes and can be disposed without affecting future aviation needs of the airport. The revenue generated by the disposal will be placed into the airport's operation and maintenance fund.
Proposed Amendment of the Class E Airspace; Greenville and Madisonville, KY
Document Number: 2020-03780
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-02-26
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 Muhlenberg County Airport, Greenville, KY, and Madisonville Regional Airport, Madisonville, KY. The FAA is proposing this action as the result of the decommissioning of the Central City VHF omnidirectional range (VOR) navigation aid, which provided navigation information for the instrument procedures at these airports, as part of the VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) Program. Additionally, the name of Madisonville Regional Airport and the geographic coordinates of both airports would be updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Big Rapids, MI
Document Number: 2020-03779
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-02-26
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 Roben-Hood Airport, Big Rapids, MI. The FAA is proposing this action as the result of an airspace review caused by the cancellation and revision of the instrument procedures at this airport. The geographic coordinates of the airport would also be updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautic database. Airspace design is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at this airport.