Federal Aviation Administration June 9, 2020 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; AirOne Helicopters, LLC
Document Number: 2020-12420
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of Federal Aviation Regulations. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, the FAA's exemption process. Neither publication of this notice nor the inclusion or omission of information in the summary is intended to affect the legal status of the petition or its final disposition.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; School of Missionary Aviation Technology
Document Number: 2020-12388
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of Federal Aviation Regulations. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, the FAA's exemption process. Neither publication of this notice nor the inclusion or omission of information in the summary is intended to affect the legal status of the petition or its final disposition.
July 14, 2020 Airworthiness Directives; De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited (Type Certificate Previously Held by Bombardier, Inc.) Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-12379
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-06-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2010-23- 04, which applied to all De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited Model DHC-8-400 series airplanes. AD 2010-23-04 required repetitive detailed inspections of the nacelle attachment fittings for cracks, a conductivity inspection of the nacelle attachment fittings, and replacement if necessary. This AD continues to require these inspections and replacement if necessary, removes a certain inspection requirement for certain airplanes, and adds a new requirement to replace the rear spar fitting and nacelle attaching structure with a new nacelle attachment fitting. This AD was prompted by a determination that it is necessary to do a replacement with new nacelle attachment fittings. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-12374
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-06-09
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 of an in-flight event where a flightcrew observed a SPOILER FAIL message and had difficulty maintaining roll control of the airplane. This AD requires revising the existing airplane flight manual (AFM) to provide the flightcrew with procedures related to roll spoiler failures that reduce the flightcrew workload during this type of failure scenario. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Bell Textron Inc. (Type Certificate Previously Held by Bell Helicopter Textron Inc.) Helicopters
Document Number: 2020-12338
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-06-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Bell Textron Inc. (Type Certificate previously held by Bell Helicopter Textron Inc.) (Bell), Model 204B, 205A-1, and 212 helicopters. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of corrosion on main rotor hub tension-torsion strap (TT strap) assemblies. This proposed AD would require reducing the life limit of a certain part- numbered TT strap assembly and prohibit installing this TT strap assembly on any helicopter. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Cordova, AK
Document Number: 2020-12320
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-06-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify the Class E surface area airspace and the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet and 1,200 feet above the surface of the earth at Merle K (Mudhole) Smith Airport, Cordova, AK, eliminate references to the Glacier River Non- Directional Beacon (NDB) and update the Airport's geographic coordinates to match the FAA's current aeronautical database. This action would support Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations under standard instrument approach and departure procedures in the National Airspace System.
Proposed Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Bethel, AK
Document Number: 2020-12319
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-06-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify the Class D and Class E surface area at Bethel Airport, Bethel AK, by redefining the Hangar Lake exclusion area and eliminating the use of the VORTAC in the descriptions. This action also proposes to remove Class E airspace as an extension to the Class D and Class E surface area and modify the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at the Airport. After a biennial review of the airspace, the FAA found it necessary to amend the existing airspace for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at this airport. This action would also update the geographical coordinates and make a minor editorial change replacing the outdated term Airport/Facility Directory with the term Chart Supplement.