Federal Aviation Administration May 2020 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee: Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2020-09531
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces a meeting of the Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee for May 19, 2020.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Ely, MN
Document Number: 2020-09487
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-05-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends the Class E surface area airspace and the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Ely Municipal Airport, Ely, MN. This action is the result of an airspace review caused by the decommissioning of the Ely VHF omnidirectional range (VOR) navigation aid, which provided navigation information for the instrument procedures at this airport, as part of the VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) Program. The name and geographic coordinates of the airport is also being updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database. Airspace redesign is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at this airport.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; McAlester, Henryetta, and Poteau, OK
Document Number: 2020-09486
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-05-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends the Class E surface area airspace at McAlester Regional Airport, McAlester, OK, and the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Henryetta Municipal Airport, Henryetta, OK; McAlester Regional Airport; and Robert S. Kerr Airport, Poteau, OK. These actions are the result of airspace reviews caused by the decommissioning of the McAlester VHF omnidirectional range (VOR) navigation aid, which provided navigation information for the instrument procedures at these airports. The geographic coordinates of the McAlester Regional Airport are also being updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database. Airspace redesign is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at these airports.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Cadiz, Caldwell, and Cambridge, OH
Document Number: 2020-09485
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-05-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Harrison County Airport, Cadiz, OH; Noble County Airport, Caldwell, OH; and Cambridge Municipal Airport, Cambridge, OH. These actions are the result of airspace reviews caused by the decommissioning of the Newcomerstown 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. The geographic coordinates of Harrison County Airport and Noble County Airport are also being updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database. Airspace redesign is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at these airports.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Baraboo and Boscobel, WI
Document Number: 2020-09482
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-05-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Reedsburg Municipal Airport, Reedsburg, WI, contained within the Baraboo, WI, airspace legal description, and Boscobel Airport, Boscobel, WI. This action is the result of an airspace review caused by the decommissioning of the Lone Rock VHF omnidirectional range (VOR) navigation aid, which provided navigation information for the instrument procedures at this airport, as part of the VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) Program. The name and geographic coordinates of Baraboo-Wisconsin Dells Regional Airport, Baraboo, WI, and geographic coordinates of Boscobel Airport are also being updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database. Airspace redesign is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at these airports.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Coffeyville, KS
Document Number: 2020-09481
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-05-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Coffeyville Municipal Airport, Coffeyville, KS. This action is due to an airspace review caused by the decommissioning of the Coffeyville non-directional beacon (NDB), which provided navigation information to the instrument procedures at this airport. Airspace redesign is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at this airport.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Siren, WI
Document Number: 2020-09478
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-05-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Burnett County Airport, Siren, WI. This action is the result of an airspace review caused by the decommissioning of the Siren VHF omnidirectional range (VOR) navigation aid, which provided navigation information for the instrument procedures at this airport, as part of the VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) Program. The geographic coordinates of the airport is also being updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database. Airspace redesign is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at this airport.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2020-09427
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-05-05
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: 2020-09421
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-05-05
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.
Amendment of VOR Federal Airways V-7, V-52, and V-178 in the Vicinity of Central City, KY
Document Number: 2020-09265
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-05-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends three VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways, V-7, V-52, and V-178, in the vicinity of Central City, KY. The modifications are necessary due to the planned decommissioning of the VOR portion of the Central City, KY, VOR/Tactical Air Navigation (VORTAC) navigation aid (NAVAID), which provides navigation guidance for portions of the affected airways. The Central City VOR is being decommissioned as part of the FAA's VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) program.
Relief for Certain Persons and Operations During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Outbreak
Document Number: 2020-09472
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-05-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This Special Federal Aviation Regulation (SFAR) provides regulatory relief to persons who have been unable to comply with certain training, recent experience, testing, and checking requirements due to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak. This relief allows operators to continue to use pilots and other crewmembers in support of essential operations during this period. Additionally, this SFAR provides regulatory relief to certain persons and pilot schools unable to meet duration and renewal requirements due to the outbreak. This rule also allows certain air carriers and operators to fly temporary overflow aircraft, a need resulting from the outbreak, to a point of storage pursuant to a special flight permit with a continuing authorization.
Drone Advisory Committee (DAC); Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2020-09394
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces a meeting of the Drone Advisory Committee.
Airworthiness Directives; Honeywell International Inc. Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2020-09287
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-05-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Honeywell International Inc. ALF502L, ALF502L-2, ALF502L-2A, ALF502L-2C, ALF502L-3, ALF502R-3, ALF502R-3A, ALF502R-4, ALF502R-5, ALF502R-6, LF507-1F, and LF507-1H model turbofan engines. This proposed AD was prompted by a report of an engine experiencing an uncontained release of low-pressure turbine (LPT) blades. This proposed AD would require initial and repetitive visual inspections of the overspeed fuel solenoid valve assembly and the fuel filter outlet. Depending on the results of these inspections, the AD may require inspection of the adjacent fuel system tube assemblies as well as replacement or overhaul of the overspeed fuel solenoid valve assembly. This proposed AD would also require periodic overhaul of the overspeed fuel solenoid valve assembly. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited (Type Certificate Previously Held by Bombardier, Inc.) Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-09113
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-05-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is withdrawing a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) that published in the Federal Register on June 22, 2018, regarding an unsafe condition with certain Bombardier, Inc. Model DHC-8-400 series airplanes. Since issuance of the NPRM, the FAA determined that additional actions are necessary to address the unsafe condition and that the applicability should be expanded to include additional airplane serial numbers. Accordingly, the NPRM is withdrawn.
Amendment of VOR Federal Airways V-17, V-18, V-62, V-94, V-163, and V-568 in the Vicinity of Glen Rose, TX
Document Number: 2020-09226
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-05-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways V-17, V-18, V-62, V-94, V-163, and V-568 in the vicinity of Glen Rose, TX. The modifications are necessary due to the planned decommissioning of the VOR portion of the Glen Rose, TX, VOR/Tactical Air Navigation (VORTAC) navigation aid (NAVAID), which provides navigation guidance for portions of the affected airways. The Glen Rose VOR is being decommissioned as part of the FAA's VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) program.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-09140
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-05-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2018-17-05, which applies to all Airbus SAS Model A350-941 and -1041 airplanes. AD 2018-17-05 requires a check of the insulation resistance of the direct drive solenoid valve (DDSOV) of each affected electro- hydrostatic actuator (EHA) and applicable corrective actions. Since the FAA issued AD 2018-17-05, it has been determined that certain EHA part numbers can be modified and re-identified as specified in European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD 2019-0301, dated December 12, 2019, which would inadvertently remove certain part numbers from the applicability in other EHA-related ADs. This proposed AD would require a check of the insulation resistance of the DDSOV of each affected EHA and applicable corrective actions, and modifying or replacing certain EHAs, as specified in two EASA ADs, 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: 2020-09139
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-05-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A300 F4-600R series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report of damaged main deck cargo crossbeams on the right-hand side, between certain frame locations. This proposed AD would require repetitive detailed inspections of the affected main deck cargo crossbeams for any damage, and depending on findings, accomplishment of applicable corrective actions, as specified in a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which will be incorporated by reference. This proposed AD would also provide optional terminating actions for the repetitive detailed inspections. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; AVOX System Inc. (formerly Scott Aviation) Oxygen Cylinder and Valve Assemblies; and Oxygen Valve Assemblies
Document Number: 2020-09115
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-05-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain AVOX System Inc. (formerly Scott Aviation) oxygen cylinder and valve assemblies; and oxygen valve assemblies; installed on but not limited to various transport airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of cylinder and valve assemblies having oxygen leakage from the valve assembly vent hole, caused by the absence of a guide that maintains appropriate spacing between certain parts. This proposed AD would require an inspection of the oxygen valve assemblies, and oxygen cylinder and valve assemblies, to determine the serial number of the valve, cylinder, and entire assembly. For assemblies and parts with certain serial numbers, this AD would require a detailed inspection for correct spacing of the gap between the bottom of the packing retainer and top of the valve body on the assemblies, and replacement of assemblies having unacceptable gaps. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-09114
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-05-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is revising an earlier proposal for certain The Boeing Company Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800, and -900 series airplanes. This action revises the notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) by revising certain inspections to provide the correct thickness callouts for the fuselage skin and bear strap. The FAA is proposing this airworthiness directive (AD) to address the unsafe condition on these products. Since these actions would impose an additional burden over that in the NPRM, the FAA is reopening the comment period to allow the public the chance to comment on these changes.