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

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Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-15882
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A319-111, -112, -113, -114, -115, -131, -132, and -133 airplanes. This AD was prompted by an analysis by the design approval holder (DAH) that identified structural areas that are susceptible to widespread fatigue damage (WFD). Following this analysis, the DAH determined that the SATCOM antenna doubler installation does not meet the extended service goal (ESG) requirements. This AD requires inspecting affected fastener holes of the SATCOM antenna doubler for cracking, and 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.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2020-15880
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-23
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: 2020-15879
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-23
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.
Airworthiness Directives; Gulfstream Aerospace LP Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-15819
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Gulfstream Aerospace LP Model Gulfstream G280 airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report of inadequate clearance between the fuel probes and forward fuel tank structure. This AD requires measuring the clearance between certain fuel probes and the forward fuel tank structure, and reinstalling the probes if necessary, as specified in a Civil Aviation Authority of Israel (CAAI) AD, which is incorporated by reference. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-15818
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 737-300, -400, and -500 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report that a crack indication consistent with fatigue cracking was found on the left nacelle support overwing fitting flange fastener hole during teardown of a Model 737-300 series airplane. This AD requires a general visual inspection of the strut to wing diagonal brace at a certain location for cracking. For certain airplanes, this AD also requires an ultrasonic inspection of the nacelle support overwing fitting at certain fastener locations for cracking. For certain other airplanes, this AD requires a magnetic check of the nacelle support overwing fitting at a certain location to determine the material composition. This AD requires 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: 2020-15816
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus SAS Model A318 series airplanes, Model A319 series airplanes, Model A320 series airplanes, and Model A321 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of main landing gear (MLG) torque link apex pin rupture in service. This AD requires replacement of certain MLG torque link apex pins and, for certain other pins, a one-time magnetic particle inspection (MPI) for cracking, and replacement if necessary, as specified in a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD 2020- 0130, which is incorporated by reference. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Leonardo S.p.A (Type Certificate Previously Held by Agusta S.p.A) Helicopters
Document Number: 2020-15811
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2018-07- 08, which applied to certain Leonardo S.p.A (type certificate previously held by Agusta S.p.A) Model A109E, A109K2, A109S, AW109SP, A119, and AW119 MKII helicopters. AD 2018-07-08 required reducing the life limit of the tail rotor blade retention bolt and an inspection of that bolt for cracking, and replacement of any cracked bolt. This AD continues to require reducing the life limit of the tail rotor blade retention bolt, inspecting that bolt for cracking, and replacing any cracked bolt. In addition, this AD requires repetitive inspections of the tail rotor blade retention bolt for cracking. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Special Conditions: Boeing Commercial Airplanes Model 777-9 Airplanes; Structure-Mounted Airbags
Document Number: 2020-15506
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-07-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes special conditions for the Boeing Commercial Airplanes (Boeing) Model 777-9 airplane. This airplane 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 structure-mounted airbags designed to limit occupant forward excursion in the event of an emergency landing. 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: Aircraft Registration
Document Number: 2020-15427
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-22
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 a previously approved information collection. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on January 15, 2020. The collection involves gathering minimal required information to register an aircraft. The information to be collected will be used to register aircraft and record security interests in aircraft.
Special Conditions: Qantas Airways Limited, Boeing Model 737-800 Airplane; Personal Electronic-Device Straps Installed on Seat Backs
Document Number: 2020-15034
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-07-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is withdrawing the Notice of Proposed Special Conditions, which published in the Federal Register on March 31, 2020. The FAA is withdrawing the notice because the special conditions are not necessary.
Airworthiness Directives; Austro Engine GmbH Engines
Document Number: 2020-15606
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Austro Engine GmbH model E4 and E4P diesel piston engines. This AD was prompted by reports of considerable wear of the timing chain and failure of fuel injectors on these engines. This AD requires replacement of the timing chain and fuel injectors on the affected Austro Engine GmbH model E4 and E4P diesel piston engines. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG (Type Certificate Formerly Held by Rolls-Royce plc) Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2020-15563
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG RB211-524G2-19, RB211- 524G2-T-19, RB211-524G3-19, RB211-524G3-T-19, RB211-524H2-19, RB211- 524H2-T-19, RB211-524H-36 and RB211-524H-T-36 model turbofan engines. This AD requires replacement of the low-pressure turbine (LPT) stage 1 disk before it reaches its new Declared Safe Cycle Limit (DSCL) or within 25 flight cycles after the effective date of this AD, whichever occurs later. This AD was prompted by a determination by the manufacturer that the affected LPT stage 1 disks cannot operate until their former published life limit. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Establishment of Class E Airspace, Sleetmute, AK
Document Number: 2020-15544
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Sleetmute Airport, Sleetmute, AK, to accommodate new area navigation (RNAV) procedures. This action ensures the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations within the National Airspace System.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters
Document Number: 2020-15532
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-07-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Helicopters Model AS332C, AS332C1, AS332L, and AS332L1 helicopters. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of corrosion on attachment screws and fittings fastening the main gearbox (MGB) suspension bars to the fuselage. This proposed AD would require inspecting the affected parts and associated frame bores for discrepancies, and applicable corrective actions. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; General Electric Company Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2020-15381
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-07-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all General Electric Company (GE) GEnx-1B64, -1B64/P1, -1B64/P2, - 1B67, -1B67/P1, -1B67/P2, -1B70, -1B70/75/P1, -1B70/75/P2, -1B70/P1, - 1B70/P2, -1B70C/P1, -1B70C/P2, -1B74/75/P1, -1B74/75/P2, -1B76/P2, and -1B76A/P2 model turbofan engines. This proposed AD was prompted by a report of a crack in the outer fuel manifold causing fuel leakage. This proposed AD would require initial and repetitive visual inspections of the cushioned loop clamp (``p-clamp'') and, depending on the results of the inspection, a spot fluorescent penetrant inspection (FPI) of the outer fuel manifold. Depending on the results of the FPI, this proposed AD would require replacement of the outer fuel manifold. This proposed AD would also require initial and repetitive replacements of the p- clamp. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Granby, CO
Document Number: 2020-15477
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-07-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace, extending upward from 700 feet above the surface, at Granby-Grand County Airport. This action would ensure the safety and management of IFR operations at the airport.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Leadville, CO
Document Number: 2020-15432
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-07-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify Class E airspace, extending upward from 700 feet above the surface, at Lake County Airport by reducing the overall dimensions of the area. Also, this action proposes to make an administrative amendment to the airport's geographic coordinates. This action would ensure the safety and management of IFR operations at the airport.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Frankfort, MI
Document Number: 2020-15365
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-07-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Frankfort Dow Memorial Field Airport, Frankfort, MI. The FAA is proposing this action as the result of an airspace review caused by the cancellation of instrument procedures at the airport. The geographic coordinates of the airport would also be updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Winner, SD
Document Number: 2020-15364
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Winner Regional Airport, Winner, SD. This action as the result of an airspace review caused by the decommissioning of the Winner VHF omnidirectional range (VOR) navigation aid as part of the VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) Program. The name and geographic coordinates of the airport are also being updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Baudette, MN
Document Number: 2020-15363
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Baudette International Airport, Baudette, MN. This action is the result of an airspace review caused by the decommissioning of the Baudette VHF omnidirectional range (VOR) navigation aid as part of the VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) Program. The geographic coordinates of the airport are also being updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Webster City, IA
Document Number: 2020-15362
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Webster City Municipal Airport, Webster City, IA. This action is the result of an airspace review due to the decommissioning of the Webster City non-directional beacon (NDB). The geographic coordinates of the airport are also being updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautic database.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Decorah, IA
Document Number: 2020-15361
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Decorah Municipal Airport, Decorah, IA. This action is the result of an airspace review caused by the decommissioning of the Waukon VHF omnidirectional range (VOR) navigation aids as part of the VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) Program. The name of the Winneshiek Medical Center, Decorah, IA, is also being updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.
Amendment of Class D and E Airspace and Establishment of Class E Airspace; Alton/St. Louis, IL
Document Number: 2020-15360
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends the Class D airspace and Class E airspace area designated as an extension to a Class D surface area and establishes Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at St. Louis Regional Airport, Alton/St. Louis, IL. This action is the result of an airspace review caused by the decommissioning of the outer marker to runway 29 at St. Louis Regional Airport. The geographic coordinates of the airport are also being updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.
Amendment of Class D and E Airspace; St. Louis, MO
Document Number: 2020-15359
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends the Class D airspace and Class E surface airspace at Spirit of St. Louis Airport, St. Louis, MO, and the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at St. Louis Lambert International Airport, St. Louis, MO, Spirit of St. Louis Airport, and St. Charles County Smartt Airport, St. Charles, MO, and removes St. Louis Regional Airport, Alton/St. Louis, IL. This action is the result of airspace reviews caused by the decommissioning of the Cardinal VHF omnidirectional range (VOR) navigation aid as part of the VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) Program; and the decommissioning of the outer markers for runways 12R, 24, and 30L at St. Louis Lambert International Airport. Airport and navigational aid names are also being updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH (Type Certificate Previously Held by Eurocopter Deutschland GmbH and Eurocopter Canada Ltd.) Helicopters
Document Number: 2020-15352
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-07-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 97- 26-02 for Eurocopter Deutschland GmbH Model BO-105A, BO-105C, BO-105S, BO-105LS A-1, and BO-105LS A-3 helicopters; and Eurocopter Canada Ltd. Model BO-105LS A-3 helicopters. AD 97-26-02 requires a repetitive visual inspection for cracks in the ribbed area of the main rotor (M/R) mast flange (flange), and depending on the outcome, replacing the M/R mast. Since the FAA issued AD 97-26-02, it has been determined that a certain reinforced M/R mast is not affected by this unsafe condition. This proposed AD would retain the requirements of AD 97-26-02 and remove the reinforced M/R mast from the applicability. The actions of this proposed AD are intended to address an unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-15335
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-07-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2015-22-08, which applies to all Airbus SAS Model A318 series airplanes; Model A319-111, -112, -113, -114, -115, -131, -132, and -133 airplanes; Model A320-211, -212, -214, -231, -232, and -233 airplanes. The FAA also proposes to supersede AD 2018-17-19, which applies to certain Airbus SAS Model A318 series airplanes; Model A319-111, -112, - 113, -114, -115, -131, -132, and -133 airplanes; Model A320-211, -212, -214, -216, -231, -232, -233, -251N, and -271N airplanes; and Model A321-111, -112, -131, -211, -212, -213, -231, -232, -251N, -253N, and - 271N airplanes. The FAA also proposes to supersede AD 2019-19-15, which applies to certain Airbus SAS Model A318 series airplanes; Model A319- 111, -112, -113, -114, -115, -131, -132, and -133 airplanes; Model A320-211, -212, -214, -216, -231, -232, -233, -251N, and -271N airplanes; and Model A321 series airplanes. AD 2019-19-15 requires revising the existing maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations. Since the FAA issued AD 2019-19-15, the FAA has determined that new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations are necessary. This proposed AD would require 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 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: 2020-15334
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-07-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2019-14-09, which applies to all Airbus SAS Model A330-200 Freighter series airplanes. AD 2019-14-09 requires repetitive detailed inspections, including functional testing, of the oxygen crew and courier distribution system (OCCDS) and replacement of affected part(s) if necessary. Since the FAA issued AD 2019-14-09, the FAA has determined that all affected parts must be replaced with improved flexible oxygen hoses in order to address the unsafe condition. This proposed AD would retain the requirements of AD 2019-14-09 and require replacement of all affected parts with improved serviceable parts, which is terminating action for the repetitive inspections, 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; Embraer S.A. Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-15333
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-07-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Embraer S.A. Model EMB-550 and EMB-545 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of cracks, delamination, and failure of the flight deck side windows during certification fatigue tests. This proposed AD would require repetitive inspections of the flight deck side windows for any cracking or delamination, corrective action if necessary, and eventual replacement of the windows, as specified in an Ag[ecirc]ncia Nacional de Avia[ccedil][atilde]o Civil (ANAC) AD, which will be incorporated by reference. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Special Conditions: Avidyne Corporation, Textron Aviation Inc. Model 550, 560, and 560XL Airplanes; Electronic-System Security Protection From Unauthorized External Access
Document Number: 2020-14992
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for Textron Aviation Inc. (Textron) Model 550, 560, and 560XL airplanes. These airplanes, as modified by Avidyne Corporation, 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 Avidyne Corporation avionics that allow external connection to previously isolated data networks, which are connected to systems that perform functions required for the safe operation of the airplane. This feature creates a potential for unauthorized persons to access the aircraft-control domain and airline information-services domain, and presents security vulnerabilities related to the introduction of computer viruses and worms, user errors, and intentional sabotage of airplane electronic assets (networks, systems, and databases). 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.
Special Conditions: Avidyne Corporation, Textron Aviation Inc. Model 550, 560, and 560XL Airplanes; Electronic-System Security Protection From Unauthorized Internal Access
Document Number: 2020-14990
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for Textron Aviation Inc. (Textron) Model 550, 560, and 560XL airplanes. These airplanes, as modified by Avidyne Corporation, 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 Avidyne Corporation avionics that allow internal connection to previously isolated data networks, which are connected to systems that perform functions required for the safe operation of the airplane. This feature creates a potential for unauthorized persons to access the aircraft-control domain and airline information-services domain, and presents security vulnerabilities related to the introduction of computer viruses and worms, user errors, and intentional sabotage of airplane electronic assets (networks, systems, and databases). 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.
Las Vegas Metroplex; Finding of No Significant Impact/Record of Decision
Document Number: 2020-15415
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is issuing this notice to advise the public that it has published a Finding of No Significant/Record of Decision for the Las Vegas Metroplex Project.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters
Document Number: 2020-15329
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-07-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Airbus Helicopters Model AS332C, AS332C1, AS332L, and AS332L1 helicopters. This proposed AD would require inspecting the main rotor (M/R) hub assembly (hub) phonic wheel lock washer (lock washer) for correct installation and depending on the outcome, repairing or replacing the M/R hub. This proposed AD was prompted by reported occurrences of M/R revolutions per minute (``NR'') sensor fluctuations. The actions of this proposed AD are intended to address an unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH (Type Certificate Previously Held by Eurocopter Deutschland GmbH) Helicopters
Document Number: 2020-15313
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-07-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH (Airbus Helicopters) Model BO- 105A, BO-105C, BO-105S, MBB-BK 117 A-1, MBB-BK 117 A-3, MBB-BK 117 A-4, MBB-BK 117 B-1, MBB-BK 117 B-2, and MBB-BK 117 C-1 helicopters. This proposed AD would require inspecting the starter-generator electrical ground connection, retrofitting the starter-generator wire harness, and depending on model, revising the Rotorcraft Flight Manual (RFM) for your helicopter. This proposed AD was prompted by a report of a loss of electrical ground between the starter-generator and the generator voltage regulator (regulator). The proposed actions are intended to correct an unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-15410
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 737-8 and 737-9 (737 MAX) airplanes. This AD requires removing Kathon FP 1.5 biocide from the fuel tanks and engines, installing a fuel limitation placard, and revising the existing airplane flight manual (AFM) to prohibit operation of the airplane with Kathon FP 1.5 biocide in a fuel tank or engine. This AD was prompted by a report indicating that Kathon FP 1.5 biocide added to fuel and running through the engines can lead to significant engine anomalies. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Zipline International, Inc.
Document Number: 2020-15236
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-15
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; Causey Aviation Unmanned, Inc.
Document Number: 2020-15235
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-15
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; High Tide Aviation
Document Number: 2020-15234
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-15
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; AeroGuard Flight Training Center
Document Number: 2020-15233
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-15
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; Breeze Airways
Document Number: 2020-15232
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-15
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; William Bryant
Document Number: 2020-15231
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-15
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; Bridger Aviation Services, LLC
Document Number: 2020-15230
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-15
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.
Airworthiness Directives; Diamond Aircraft Industries Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-15133
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Diamond Aircraft Industries Models DA 40, DA 40 F, and DA 40 NG airplanes. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by the aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as deterioration of the fuel tank connection hoses that could result in restriction of fuel flow leading to fuel starvation and reduced control of the airplane. The FAA is issuing this AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-15127
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-07-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2019-02-03, which applies to all The Boeing Company Model 787-8, 787-9, and 787-10 airplanes. AD 2019-02-03 requires revising the existing maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations. Since the FAA issued AD 2019-02-03, the manufacturer has developed a new fire handle design that will eliminate the need for the airworthiness limitations required by AD 2019-02-03. This proposed AD would retain the requirements of AD 2019-02-03 and would require incorporation of an airworthiness limitation which applies only to certain airplanes. This proposed AD would also require replacing or modifying certain engine fire control panels, which would terminate the revised airworthiness limitation when a certain condition is met. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Dassault Aviation Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-15126
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-07-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2014-26-07 and AD 2019-07-01 which apply to Dassault Aviation Model FAN JET FALCON and FAN JET FALCON SERIES C, D, E, F, and G airplanes. AD 2019-07-01 requires revising the existing maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations and maintenance requirements. Since the FAA issued AD 2019-07-01, the FAA has determined that new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations are necessary. This proposed AD would require 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 will be incorporated by reference. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection
Document Number: 2020-14594
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-14
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 for renew an information collection. The collection involves a series of voluntary surveys within the aviation community. The information to be collected will be used to and/or is necessary because it will lead to improvements for safety within the National Airspace.
NextGen Advisory Committee; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2020-15050
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces a meeting of the NextGen Advisory Committee (NAC).
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2020-15004
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-13
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: 2020-15003
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-13
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.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters
Document Number: 2020-14940
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Airbus Helicopters Model EC 155B and EC155B1 helicopters. This AD requires modifying the wiring of the attitude and heading reference system (AHRS) connector. This AD was prompted by a report of wiring of the AHRS contrary to approved design specifications. The actions of this AD are intended to address an unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Daher Aircraft Design, LLC (Type Certificate Previously Held by Quest Aircraft Design, LLC), Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-14886
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Daher Aircraft Design, LLC (type certificate previously held by Quest Aircraft Design, LLC), Model KODIAK 100 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of cracks found in certain nose landing gear (NLG) forks. This AD requires a one-time inspection to determine if an affected NLG fork is installed, repetitive inspections of the affected NLG fork for cracks, repetitive inspections of the shimmy damper bracket for looseness, and of the shimmy damper system for damaged components if an affected NLG fork is installed, and rework/replacement of parts as necessary. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.