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Airworthiness Directives; Fokker Services B.V. Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-04729
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-03-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directives (ADs) 2012-22- 05 and 2018-19-03, which applied to certain Fokker Services B.V. Model F28 Mark 0070 and 0100 airplanes. AD 2012-22-05 required inspecting for cracks of the pistons on the main landing gear (MLG), and replacing the affected pistons if necessary. AD 2012-22-05 also required modifying the MLG, and revising the airplane maintenance program. AD 2018-19-03 required an inspection of the MLG, and replacement if necessary. This AD retains the requirements of AD 2012-22-05, expands the applicability, and requires a new modification or replacement of the MLG; as specified in a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which is incorporated by reference. This AD was prompted by a determination that the required heat treatment may not have been applied to certain MLG pistons. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-04728
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-03-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 747-400 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report of a certain modification that causes interference with inspections that are intended to detect fatigue cracks. This AD requires repetitive low frequency eddy current (LFEC) inspections of a certain fuselage upper skin lap splice for cracks, repetitive high frequency eddy current (HFEC) inspections of a certain fuselage upper skin lap splice for cracks, and applicable on-condition actions. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-04725
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-03-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus SAS Model A330-200 series airplanes, Model A330-200 Freighter series airplanes, and Model A330-300 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a determination that certain inspection procedures specified an incorrect inspection area. This proposed AD would require repetitive detailed inspections of a certain stringer location, and applicable 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; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-04724
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-03-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2017-25-16, which applies to all Airbus SAS Model A330-200 Freighter, A330-200, A330-300, A340-200, A340-300, A340-500, and A340-600 series airplanes. AD 2017-25-16 requires repetitive inspections of certain fuel pumps for cavitation erosion, corrective action if necessary, and revision of the minimum equipment list (MEL). Since the FAA issued AD 2017-25-16, the FAA has determined that the inspection area must be expanded, and Model A330-941 airplanes are also subject to the unsafe condition. This proposed AD would retain the requirements of AD 2017- 25-16, expand the inspection area, add certain maintenance actions, and expand the applicability, 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; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-04660
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-03-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2019-03-06, which applies to certain The Boeing Company Model 737-300, -400, and -500 series airplanes. AD 2019-03-06 requires installing lanyard assemblies to the passenger service units (PSUs) and, for certain airplanes, on the life vest panels. Since AD 2019-03-06 was issued, the FAA has determined that additional actions are necessary for five airplanes. This proposed AD would retain the requirements of AD 2019-03-06 and require installation of lanyard assemblies to the life vest panels on those five airplanes. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Amendment of VOR Federal Airways V-11 and V-275 in the Vicinity of Bryan, OH, and Defiance, OH, Respectively
Document Number: 2020-04658
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-03-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways V-11 by redefining the EDGEE fix in the vicinity of Bryan, OH, and V-275 by redefining the KLOEE fix in the vicinity of Defiancé, OH. These modifications are necessary due to the planned decommissioning of the VOR portion of the Waterville, OH (VWV), VOR/Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/DME) navigation aid (NAVAID), which provides navigation guidance for portions of the affected air traffic service (ATS) routes. The Waterville VOR is being decommissioned as part of the FAA's VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) program.
Revocation of VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal Airway V-61 and Amendment of Area Navigation Route T-286 Due to the Decommissioning of the Robinson, KS, VOR
Document Number: 2020-04657
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-03-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action removes VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airway V-61 in its entirety and extends area navigation (RNAV) route T- 286 in its place. The FAA is taking this action due to the planned decommissioning of the Robinson, KS (RBA), VOR portion of the Robinson VOR/Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/DME) navigation aid (NAVAID). The Robinson VOR is being decommissioned in support of the FAA's VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) program.
Notice of Intent of Waiver With Respect to Land; Indianapolis Metropolitan Airport, Indianapolis, Indiana
Document Number: 2020-04653
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is considering a proposal to change 210.253 acres of airport land from aeronautical use to non-aeronautical use of airport property located at Indianapolis Metropolitan Airport, Indianapolis, Indiana. The aforementioned land is not needed for aeronautical use. The land is made up of four parcels. South ParcelEast, 38.606 acres, and South ParcelWest, 25.126 acres, are located south of the airport along 96th Street. Center Parcel, 99.096 acres, is located east of the airport along Hague Road and North Parcel, 47.425 acres, is located north of the airport along 106th Street. This is all vacant land with no aeronautical use. The Sponsor is proposing the land be made available for future commercial non-aeronautical use.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Commercial Aviation Safety Team Safety Enhancement Questionnaires
Document Number: 2020-04627
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-06
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 to renew an information collection. The collection involves the collection of data for the Commercial Aviation Safety Team (CAST) to demonstrate voluntary participation with safety enhancements (SE). The CAST SEs are recommended best practices and implementation of the SEs is voluntary. It is vital for CAST to know the level of implantation of the SEs in order to determine the level of risk reduction in commercial aviation. To support this assessment CAST decided to gather information regarding the extent to which these SEs have been implemented by air carriers so it can determine if further action is required. To facilitate this data collection for CAST, the FAA has developed an information collection (questionnaire) for key SEs that air carriers and operators are asked to complete using the FAA's existing web-based system, Web-based Operations Safety System (WebOPSS). Completion of the questionnaires is voluntary, and is requested of all current, now 61, part 121 certificate holders that the FAA oversees.
Amendment of VOR Federal Airways V-56, and V-209 in the Vicinity of Kewanee, MS
Document Number: 2020-04422
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-03-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways V-56 and V-209, in the vicinity of Kewanee, MS. This action is necessary due to the planned decommissioning of the Kewanee, MS, VORTAC navigation aid, which provides navigation guidance for segments of the routes.
Amendment of Area Navigation Routes Q-75 and Q-475, Northeast Corridor Atlantic Coast Routes; Northeastern United States
Document Number: 2020-04420
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-03-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies high altitude area navigation (RNAV) routes Q-75, and Q-475 in the northeastern United States. This action supports the Northeast Corridor Atlantic Coast Route (NEC ACR) Project. The modified routes were developed to improve the efficiency of the National Airspace System (NAS), expand the availability of area navigation (RNAV) routing, and reduce dependency of the NAS on ground- based navigational systems.
Amendment of Air Traffic Service (ATS) Route V-165; Western United States
Document Number: 2020-04419
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-03-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends 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 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.
Amendment of VOR Federal Airway V-159 in the Vicinity of Hamilton, AL
Document Number: 2020-04418
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-03-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airway V-159 due to the planned decommissioning of the Hamilton, AL, VORTAC navigation aid which provides navigation guidance segments of the route. The Hamilton VORTAC is being decommissioned as part of the FAA's VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) program.
Proposed Amendment of Air Traffic Service (ATS) Route V-187; Western United States
Document Number: 2020-04417
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-03-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend one domestic Very High Frequency Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airway V-187 in the western United States. The modifications are necessary due to the planned decommissioning of McChord, WA, VOR portion of the VOR/Tactical Air Navigation (VORTAC) navigation aid (NAVAID), which provides navigation guidance for portions of the affected ATS route. The McChord, WA, VOR is being decommissioned due to ongoing maintenance problems.
IFR Altitudes; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2020-04416
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-03-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This amendment adopts miscellaneous amendments to the required IFR (instrument flight rules) altitudes and changeover points for certain Federal airways, jet routes, or direct routes for which a minimum or maximum enroute authorized IFR altitude is prescribed. This regulatory action is needed because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System. These changes are designed to provide for the safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace under instrument conditions in the affected areas.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Dillon, MT
Document Number: 2020-04409
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-03-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend the Class E airspace area, designated as a surface area, by reducing the radius of the airspace and adding an extension to the northeast of the Dillon Airport, Dillon, MT. Also, this action proposes to amend the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface, by reducing the circular radius of the airport and adding extensions to the southwest and north of the airport. Additionally, this action proposes to amend the Class E airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface, by significantly reducing the dimensions of the area and sizing it to properly contain IFR arrivals and departures. Further, this action proposes an administrative correction to the airport's legal descriptions. This action would ensure the safety and management of IFR operations at the airport.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2020-04175
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-03-05
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.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2020-04174
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-03-05
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.
Special Conditions: The Boeing Company (Boeing) Model 777-9 Series Airplane; Interior Design To Facilitate Searches Above Passenger Cabin High Wall Suites
Document Number: 2020-03474
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-03-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for The Boeing Company (Boeing) Model 777-9 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. These design features are passenger cabins with high wall suites (HWS). 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.
Notice of Intent To Rule on a Land Release Request at Bay Bridge Airport (W29), Stevensville, MD
Document Number: 2020-04415
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to rule and invites public comment on Queen Anne's County's request for a land release and sale of 8.111 acres of federally obligated airport property at Bay Bridge Airport, Stevensville, MD, to accommodate a commercial development. This acreage was originally purchased with federal financial assistance through the Airport Improvement Program. The proposed use of land after the sale will be compatible with the airport and will not interfere with the airport or its operation.
Notice of Intent To Rule on a Land Release Request for Change in Use From Aeronautical to Non-Aeronautical at Bay Bridge Airport, Stevensville, MD
Document Number: 2020-04413
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to rule and invites public comment on Queen Anne's County's request to change 7.663 acres of federally obligated airport property at Bay Bridge Airport, Stevensville, MD from aeronautical to non-aeronautical use. This acreage was originally purchased with federal financial assistance through the Airport Improvement Program. The proposed use of land after the sale will be compatible with the airport and will not interfere with the airport or its operation.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of a Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Pilots Convicted of Alcohol or Drug-Related Motor Vehicle Offenses Subject to State Motor Vehicle Administrative Procedure; Correction
Document Number: 2020-04388
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-04
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 to renew an information collection. The collection involves receiving and maintaining correspondence required to be sent to the FAA from pilots who have been involved in a drug or alcohol related motor vehicle action. The information to be collected will be used to and/or is necessary because the FAA is concerned about those airmen abusing or dependent on drugs or alcohol in regard to the safety of the National Airspace System. Correction is being submitted to correct the docket number, Respondents, and Frequency information.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Rifle, CO
Document Number: 2020-04262
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-03-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace at Rifle Garfield County Airport, Rifle, CO. The action increases the circular radius of the Class E airspace, designated as a surface area, to the west and northwest of the airport. Also, this action amends the Class E airspace by adding an airspace area, designated as an extension to a Class D or Class E surface area, to the east of the airport. Additionally, this action amends the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface by increasing the radius of the airspace around most of the airport and reducing the radius to the north and northeast of the airport. This action also removes the extensions from this airspace area. Lastly, this action makes several administrative corrections to the airspace legal descriptions for the airport.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Missoula, MT
Document Number: 2020-04260
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-03-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace designated as an extension to a Class D or Class E surface area at the Missoula International Airport, Missoula, MT. This action also amends the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 above the surface at the airport. Additionally, the action amends the Class E airspace extending upward from 1,200 above the surface at the airport. Further, this action removes the Missoula VORTAC from the legal description. Lastly, the action makes administrative updates to the Class D and Class E2 legal descriptions.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Gunnison, CO
Document Number: 2020-04259
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-03-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace at Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport, Gunnison, CO. The action increases the circular radius of the Class E airspace designated as a surface area and adds an extension to the west of the airport. Also, this action amends the Class E airspace by adding an airspace area, designated as an extension to a Class D or Class E surface area, to the southwest of the airport. Additionally, this action amends the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface by significantly reducing the area around the airport, except to the west and southwest of the airport. Furthermore, this action amends the Class E airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface by removing this area. This area is wholly contained within the Denver Class E6 en route airspace area and duplication is not necessary. Lastly, this action makes several administrative corrections to the airspace legal descriptions for the airport.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Astoria, OR
Document Number: 2020-04258
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-03-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace at Astoria Regional Airport, Astoria, OR. The Class E Surface area will be reduced to contain published IFR departure and arrival procedures. This action also adds two Class E airspace areas, designated as an extension to a Class D or Class E surface area. Additionally, this action amends the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 or more above the surface by reducing dimensions of the airspace. The airspace reduction will properly size the airspace to contain IFR arrivals descending below 1,500 feet above the surface and IFR departures until reaching 1,200 feet above the surface. Further, this action makes several administrative corrections to the airport's legal description.
Proposed Revocation and Amendment of Class E Airspace; Williston, ND
Document Number: 2020-04257
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-03-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to revoke the Class E airspace at Sloulin Field International Airport, Williston, ND, due to the airport's closure. This action also proposes to amend Class E airspace at Williston Basin International Airport, Williston, ND. The action proposes to add an area designated as a surface area. This action also proposes to amend the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface by adding two extensions, one to the southeast and one to the north of the airport. Additionally, this action proposes to add a Class E airspace area extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface. Lastly, this action proposes an administrative correction to the airspace legal description's text header by updating the airport's geographic coordinate to match the FAA's aeronautical database. These changes are necessary to accommodate airspace redesign for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Special Conditions: The Boeing Company Model 787-10 Series Airplanes; Dynamic Test Requirements for Single-Occupant Oblique Seats With Pretensioner Restraint Systems
Document Number: 2020-04180
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-03-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes special conditions for The Boeing Company (Boeing) Model 787-10 series airplanes. These airplanes 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 single-occupant oblique seats equipped with pretensioner restraint systems. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These proposed 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: The Boeing Company Model 777-300ER Series Airplanes; Dynamic Test Requirements for Single-Occupant Oblique Seats With Pretensioner Restraint Systems
Document Number: 2020-04179
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-03-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes special conditions for Boeing Model 777- 300ER series airplanes. These airplanes 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 single-occupant, oblique seats equipped with pretensioner restraint systems. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These proposed 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Pilot Records Improvement Act of 1996/Pilot Record Database
Document Number: 2020-04172
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-02
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 December 26, 2019. This collection involves the pilot/ applicant's name, home address which is provided by the applicant, and his/her FAA certificate number. In most cases, the certificate number is one that has been assigned by Airmen Certification. The information collected is imperative to be able to identify the airman in order to process the required background check for the potential hiring air carrier employer.