Federal Aviation Administration April 14, 2020 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Airworthiness Directives; Leonardo S.p.A. Helicopters
Document Number: 2020-07814
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-04-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Leonardo S.p.A. (Leonardo) Model AB139, AW139, AW169, and AW189 helicopters. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of uncommanded deployment of the emergency flotation system (EFS) due to improper accomplishment of the reset procedure of the shape memory alloy (SMA) inflation system actuation device. This proposed AD would require removal of affected SMA inflation systems and installation of serviceable SMA inflation systems. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Thales AVS France SAS Global Positioning System/Satellite Based Augmentation System Receivers
Document Number: 2020-07746
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-04-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Thales AVS France SAS (Thales) Global Positioning System/ Satellite Based Augmentation System (GPS/SBAS) receivers installed on airplanes and helicopters. This AD was prompted by reports that Thales GPS/SBAS receivers provided, under certain conditions, erroneous outputs on aircraft positions. This AD requires the installation of a software update to the aircraft navigation database and insertion of a change to the applicable airplane flight manual (AFM). The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; PZL Świdnik S.A. Helicopters
Document Number: 2020-07742
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-04-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all PZL [Sacute]widnik S.A. Model PZL W-3A helicopters. This AD was prompted by a report of a cracked nose landing gear (NLG) bellcrank assembly. This AD requires a one-time inspection of the NLG bellcrank assembly for discrepancies and replacement if necessary. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Bryce Canyon, UT
Document Number: 2020-07703
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-04-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace, designated as a surface area, at Bryce Canyon Airport, Bryce Canyon, UT, by adding an extension to the northeast of the airport. Also, this action amends Class E airspace by establishing an area, designated as an extension to a surface area, to the southwest of the airport. Additionally, this action amends Class E airspace, extending upward from 700 feet above the surface, by reducing the area to the east and southeast of the airport. Further, this action removes Class E airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface. This airspace is wholly contained within Denver en route airspace and duplication is not necessary. Lastly, this action makes an administrative update to the Class E surface airspace's legal descriptions.