Federal Aviation Administration April 13, 2020 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Proposed Amendment of Class D and E Airspace; Mountain Home, ID
Document Number: 2020-07698
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-04-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend the Class D airspace at the Mountain Home Air Force Base Airport by removing the extensions to the northwest and southeast of the airport. This action also proposes to amend the Class E surface area to match the new dimensions of the Class D. Additionally, this action proposes to amend the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface by properly sizing the area to contain arriving IFR aircraft descending below 1,500 feet above the surface and departing IFR aircraft until reaching 1,200 feet above the surface. This action also proposes to properly size the Class E airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface to contain IFR aircraft transitioning to/ from the en route environment. Further, this action proposes to remove Mountain Home Municipal Airport from the Class E airspace legal description for the area extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface. A notice of proposed rulemaking and Final Rule, FAA-2019- 0972, have been published to establish Class E airspace, extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface, for Mountain Home Municipal Airport. Lastly, this action proposes two administrative corrections to the airspace legal descriptions.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Durango, CO
Document Number: 2020-07696
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-04-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend the Class E airspace, designated a surface area, by adding an extension to the northeast of the airport and reducing the size of the extension to the southwest of the Durango- La Plata County Airport, Durango, CO. Additionally, this action proposes to amend Class E airspace, extending upward from 700 feet above the surface, to properly contain arriving IFR aircraft descending below 1,500 feet above the surface and departing IFR aircraft until reaching 1,200 feet above the surface. Further, this action proposes to remove the Class E airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface as this airspace is wholly contained within the Denver en route airspace and duplication is not necessary. This action also proposes to remove the Durango VOR/DME and associated extensions from the airspace legal descriptions. The Navigational Aid is not required to define the airspace. Lastly, this action proposes to make several administrative corrections to the airspace legal descriptions.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Owyhee, NV
Document Number: 2020-07694
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-04-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace, extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface, at Owyhee Airport, Owyhee, NV. Class E airspace facilitates the airport's transition from visual flight rules to instrument flight rules (IFR) operations. The airspace, to the extent possible, contains IFR arrival and departure procedures at the airport. The first area extends upward from 700 feet above the surface. The second area extends upward from 1,200 feet above the surface.
Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG (Type Certificate Previously Held by Rolls-Royce plc) Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2020-07675
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-04-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2008-22-24 for certain Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd. & Co KG (RRD) RB211-535E4-37, RB211-535E4-B-37, and RB211-535E4-B-75 model turbofan engines. AD 2008- 22-24 required initial and repetitive ultrasonic inspections (USIs), both on-wing and during overhaul, to detect cracks on the installed low-pressure compressor (LPC) fan blade roots. AD 2008-22-24 also required re-lubrication of the fan blade roots according to accumulated life cycles. This AD retains the requirements of AD 2008-22-24 and extends these requirements to engines operating under additional flight profiles and adds the RB211-535E4-C-37 model turbofan engines to the applicability of this AD. This AD requires initial and repetitive USIs to detect cracks on the installed LPC fan blade roots, both on-wing and at engine overhaul, and replacement of certain blades that exceed the criteria established by the manufacturer. This AD was prompted by small cracks found in the LPC fan blade roots on the concave root flank during an engine overhaul. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters
Document Number: 2020-07669
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-04-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Airbus Helicopters Model AS350B, AS350B1, AS350B2, AS350B3, AS350BA, AS350C, AS350D, AS350D1, AS355E, AS355F, AS355F1, AS355F2, AS355N, AS355NP, EC130B4, and EC130T2 helicopters. This proposed AD would require visually inspecting each main rotor gearbox (MGB) suspension bar attachment bracket bolt for missing bolt heads. Depending on the outcome of the visual inspection, measuring the tightening torque, removing certain parts, sending photos and reporting information to Airbus Helicopters, and completing an FAA-approved repair would be required. This proposed AD is prompted by a report of a missing MGB suspension bar attachment bolt head. The actions of this proposed AD are intended to address an unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; ATR-GIE Avions de Transport Régional Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-07648
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-04-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain ATR-GIE Avions de Transport R[eacute]gional Model ATR42 airplanes and Model ATR72 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of interference and chafing between a propeller brake hydraulic pipe and an electrical wire bundle bracket screw installed in the underwing box of the right-hand (RH) engine nacelle. This AD requires modification of the electrical wiring routing in the engine nacelles, a one-time detailed visual inspection (DVI) of the propeller brake hydraulic pipe and electrical wire bundle bracket screw head in the underwing box of the RH engine nacelle and, depending on findings, accomplishment of applicable corrective actions, as specified in a European Union 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; ATR-GIE Avions de Transport Régional Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-07647
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-04-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain ATRGIE Avions de Transport R[eacute]gional Model ATR42-500 airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report of interference between bonding braid screws and pitch tab control rods on the ATR final assembly line. This AD requires an inspection of the bonding braid screws for proper installation, a detailed inspection for damage to the pitch tab control rods if necessary, and replacement of the pitch tab control rods if necessary, as specified in a European Union 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; Dassault Aviation Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-07646
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-04-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2016-16-09 and AD 2019-03-20, which applied to Dassault Aviation Model FALCON 7X airplanes. Those ADs required revising the existing maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new and more restrictive maintenance requirements and airworthiness limitations for airplane structures and systems. This AD requires revising the existing maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations; as specified in a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which is incorporated by reference. This AD was prompted by the FAA's determination that new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations are necessary. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-07645
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-04-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 747-100, 747-100B, 747-100B SUD, 747- 200B, 747-200C, 747-200F, 747-300, 747-400, 747-400D, 747-400F, 747SR, and 747SP series airplanes. This AD was prompted by fuel system reviews conducted by the manufacturer indicating that the existing bond path design provides insufficient bond resistance margin between the fuel pump motor/impeller and structure. This AD requires replacement of the bonding jumpers on the auxiliary power unit (APU) fuel pump. This AD also requires, for certain airplanes, installation of a second bonding jumper; an inspection of the override/jettison fuel pumps and transfer/ jettison fuel pumps to determine if the bonding jumper has a one-piece braid or two-piece braid and replacement of the bonding jumper if necessary; and replacement of the bonding jumper on the electrical scavenge fuel pump. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-07644
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-04-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model BD-100-1A10 airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report that during ALTS CAP or (V) ALTS CAP mode, the flight guidance/autopilot does not account for engine failure while capturing an altitude. This AD requires revising the existing airplane flight manual (AFM) to provide the flightcrew with new warnings for ``Autoflight'' and ``Engine Failure in Climb During ALTS CAP.'' The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; International Aero Engines AG (IAE) Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2020-07627
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-04-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain International Aero Engines AG (IAE) V2522-A5, V2524-A5, V2525- D5, V2527-A5, V2527E-A5, V2527M-A5, V2528-D5, V2530-A5, and V2533-A5 model turbofan engines. This emergency AD was sent previously to all known U.S. owners and operators of these engines. This AD requires removal of affected high-pressure turbine (HPT) 1st-stage disks from service. This AD was prompted by investigative findings from an event involving an uncontained failure of a HPT 1st-stage disk that resulted in high-energy debris penetrating the engine cowling. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2020-07614
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-04-13
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.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2020-07613
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-04-13
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: 2020-07612
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-04-13
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: 2020-07607
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-04-13
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.
Noise Certification of Supersonic Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-07039
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-04-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to add new supersonic airplanes to the applicability of noise certification regulations, and proposes landing and takeoff noise standards for a certain class of new supersonic airplanes. There is renewed interest in the development of supersonic aircraft, and the proposed regulations would facilitate the continued development of airplanes by specifying the noise limits for the designs, providing the means to certificate the airplanes for subsonic operation in the United States.