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

Airworthiness Directives; Aspen Avionics, Inc.
Document Number: 2020-16592
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Aspen Avionics, Inc., Evolution Flight Display (EFD) EFD1000 Emergency Backup Display, EFD1000 Multi-Function Display, and EFD1000 Primary Flight Display systems installed on various airplanes. This AD imposes operating restrictions on these display systems by revising the Limitations section of the airplane flight manual (AFM). This AD was prompted by an automatic reset occurring when the display internal monitor detects a potential fault, causing intermittent loss of airspeed, attitude, and altitude information during flight. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Sitka, AK
Document Number: 2020-16314
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies Class E airspace, designated as a surface area, at Sitka Rocky Gutierrez Airport, Sitka, AK. This action also establishes a Class E airspace area, designated as an extension to a Class D or Class E surface area. Additionally, this action modifies Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface. Further, this action revokes Class E airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface. Lastly, this action implements several administrative amendments to the airspace legal descriptions.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Glens Falls, NY
Document Number: 2020-16297
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E surface airspace, and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport, (previously Warren County Airport), Glens Falls, NY due to the decommissioning of the Glens Falls very high frequency omnidirectional range collocated tactical air navigation (VORTAC) system, and cancellation of associated approaches. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations in the area. This action also updates the airport's name.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Toccoa, GA
Document Number: 2020-16296
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-07-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface in Toccoa, GA, due to the decommissioning of the Foothills VHF Omnidirectional Range/Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/DME) and cancellation of the associated approaches at Toccoa RG Letourneau Field Airport. This action would also update the geographic coordinates of the airport, as well as Habersham County Airport. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations in the area.
Removal of Class E Airspace, and Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Jacksonville, FL
Document Number: 2020-16292
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action removes Class E airspace area designated as an extension to a Class D surface area for Cecil Airport, Jacksonville, FL, as the Cecil very high frequency omnidirectional range (VOR) has been decommissioned, and the VOR approach cancelled. This action also amends Class D and E airspace by updating the names and geographic coordinates of several airports located in and around Jacksonville, FL, and corrects the line between Cecil Airport and Whitehouse NOLF. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations in the area. This action also makes an editorial change replacing the term Airport/Facility Directory with the term Chart Supplement in the legal descriptions of associated Class D airspace.
Airworthiness Directives; ATR-GIE Avions de Transport Régional Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-16282
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-07-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all ATRGIE Avions de Transport R[eacute]gional Model ATR72 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of main landing gear (MLG) hinge pins found cracked or thermally abused. This proposed AD would require replacing certain MLG hinge pins with serviceable parts, or replacing an MLG equipped with any affected MLG hinge pin with an MLG equipped with serviceable MLG hinge pins, 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: 2020-16281
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-07-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A330-200 and A330-300 series airplanes, and all Model A340-200 and A340-300 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of hydraulic system failure due to fatigue failure of the screws attaching the manual valve to the ground service manifold (GSM). This proposed AD would require, for certain GSMs, repetitive replacement of the hydraulic system GSM manual valve attachment screws having certain part numbers; and, for certain other GSMs with certain screws installed, replacement of those screws, 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; Rolls-Royce Corporation (Type Certificate Previously Held by Allison Engine Company) Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2020-16680
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Rolls-Royce Corporation (RRC) AE 3007A, AE 3007A1, AE 3007A1/1, AE 3007A1/2, AE 3007A1/3, AE 3007A1E, AE 3007A1P, and AE 3007A3 model turbofan engines. This AD was prompted by an in-flight shutdown (IFSD) of an engine and subsequent investigation by the manufacturer that revealed a crack in the 3rd-stage compressor wheel. This AD requires replacement of affected 3rd-stage compressor wheels. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Delta Engineering
Document Number: 2020-16545
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-30
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.
Availability of Record of Decision for the Environmental Impact Statement, Gnoss Field Airport, Novato, Marin County, California
Document Number: 2020-16491
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-30
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 Record of Decision (ROD) signed by the FAA for the Final Supplement to the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed Runway Extension Project at Gnoss Field Airport (DVO), Novato, Marin County, California.
Airworthiness Directives; Bell Textron Inc. (Type Certificate Previously Held by Bell Helicopter Textron Inc.) Helicopters
Document Number: 2020-16490
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bell Textron Inc. (Bell) Model 204B, 205A, 205A-1, 205B, 212, 214B, 214B-1, 412, 412CF, and 412EP helicopters. This AD was prompted by a report of a shoulder harness seat belt comfort clip (comfort clip) interfering with the seat belt inertia reel. This AD requires removing comfort clips from service and inspecting the seat belt shoulder harness (harness) for a rip or an abrasion. The actions of this AD are intended to address an unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-16485
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A350-941 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of improperly locked diagonal struts located in a certain section of the fuselage; the teeth of the lock washers were incorrectly engaged, which could lead to a loss of tightening torque of an affected strut. This AD requires inspecting the diagonal strut for correct installation and for correct locking of the lock washers, and corrective actions 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; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-16484
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus SAS Model A330-941 airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report that seven spoiler servo-controls (SSCs) lost hydraulic locking function due to a sheared seal on the blocking valve. This AD requires repetitive operational tests of the hydraulic locking function on each SSC and replacement if necessary, as specified in a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), 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: 2020-16483
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2015-13- 06, which applied to certain The Boeing Company Model 747-400 and 747- 400F series airplanes. AD 2015-13-06 required repetitive inspections of the longeron extension fittings for cracking; repetitive high frequency eddy current (HFEC) inspections of any modified, repaired, or replaced longeron extension fitting for cracking; and applicable on-condition actions. This AD retains the requirements of AD 2015-13-06. This AD also requires, for certain additional airplanes, repetitive inspections of the longeron extension fittings for cracking and repair if necessary. This AD was prompted by the FAA's determination that additional airplanes are affected by the identified unsafe condition. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Notice of Intent of Waiver With Respect to Land; Indianapolis International Airport, Indianapolis, Indiana
Document Number: 2020-16465
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is considering a proposal to change 24.813 acres of airport land from aeronautical use to non-aeronautical use and to authorize the sale of airport property located at Indianapolis International Airport, Indianapolis, Indiana. The aforementioned land is not needed for aeronautical use. The land is located east of Ronald Regan Parkway, on the northwest side of the airport. It is currently comprised of an agricultural field, woods, and a small storage building. The proposed future non-aeronautical land use is a life science park that will include buildings, parking and roadways.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters
Document Number: 2020-16415
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Helicopters Model EC225LP helicopters. This AD was prompted by a mechanical deformation found on the protective cover of the ``SHEAR'' control pushbutton installed on a copilot collective stick. This AD requires modification of the helicopter by replacing the protective cover and re-identifying the part number of the pilot and copilot collective sticks. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Leonardo S.p.A. Helicopters
Document Number: 2020-16408
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Leonardo S.p.A. (Leonardo) Model AB139, AW139, AW169, and AW189 helicopters. This 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 AD requires removal of affected SMA inflation systems and installation of serviceable SMA inflation systems. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Pacific Aerospace Limited Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-16395
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Pacific Aerospace Limited Model 750XL airplanes. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as ineffective firewall sealing for firewall wiring penetrations. The FAA is issuing this AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Pilatus Aircraft Ltd. Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-16215
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-07-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Pilatus Aircraft Ltd. (Pilatus) Model PC-24 airplanes. This proposed AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI identifies the unsafe condition as movement of the aft fuel pipe within the coupling, which can cause damage to the O-rings and lead to a fuel leak, fuel fire or explosion, and consequent loss of control of the airplane. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Notice of Opportunity for Public Comment To Change the Land Use From Aeronautical to Non Aeronautical for 31.2 Acres at Old Town Municipal Airport, Old Town, ME
Document Number: 2020-16430
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Notice is being given that the FAA is considering a request from the Town of Old Town, ME to change the land use from Aeronautical to Non Aeronautical for 31.2 acres of airport land. The land use change will allow the development of a solar farm on land that is not needed for aeronautical purposes. The revenue generated by the lease of airport land for the solar farm will be placed into the airport's operation and maintenance fund.
Office of Commercial Space Transportation: Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact for SpaceX Falcon Launches at Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station
Document Number: 2020-16428
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (NEPA), Council on Environmental Quality NEPA implementing regulations, and FAA Order 1050.1F, Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures, the FAA is announcing the availability of the Final Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact for SpaceX Falcon Launches at Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (Final EA and FONSI).
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of a Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Domestic and International Flight Plans
Document Number: 2020-16377
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-29
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 an information collection. The collection involves extracting flight data such as aircraft, routing speed, etc. from domestic and international flights. FAA Form 7233-1, Flight Plan: Domestic flight plan information is used to govern the flight of aircraft for the protection and identification of aircraft and property and persons on the ground. The information is used by air traffic controllers, search and rescue (SAR) personnel, flight standards inspectors, accident investigators, military, law enforcement, and the Department of Homeland Security. FAA Form 7233-4, International Flight Plan: International flight plan information is used for the same purposes as domestic flight plans; in addition, it is used by Customs and international controllers.
Airworthiness Directives; Textron Aviation Inc. Airplanes (Type Certificate Previously Held by Beechcraft Corporation)
Document Number: 2020-16214
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-07-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Textron Aviation Inc. (Textron) (type certificate previously held by Beechcraft Corporation) Models F90, 65-90, 65-A90, B90, C90, H90 (T-44A), E90, 65-A90-1 (JU-21A, U-21A, RU-21A, RU-21D, U- 21G, RU-21H), 65-A90-2 (RU-21B), 65-A90-3 (RU-21C), 65-A90-4 (RU-21E, RU-21H), 99, 99A, 99A (FACH), A99, A99A, B99, C99, 100, A100 (U-21F), and B100 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of fatigue cracks in the lower forward wing fitting. This proposed AD would require a one-time inspection for the presence of washer part number (P/N) 90-380058-1 on the left-hand (LH) and right-hand (RH) lower forward wing bolt and, if applicable, removing washer P/N 90-380058-1, inspecting the wing fitting, bolt, and nut, replacing the wing fitting if it is cracked, and replacing the washer with washer P/N 90-380019-1. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Notice of Intent To Rule on a Land Release Request at Malden Regional Airport & Industrial Park (MAW), Malden, MO
Document Number: 2020-16311
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to rule and invites public comment on the request to release and sell 5.0 acres of federally obligated airport property at the Malden Regional Airport & Industrial Park (MAW), Malden, Missouri.
Airworthiness Directives; Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-16211
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-07-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation GVII-G500 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report of a fuel quantity disparity between the overhead panel touch screens and the touch screen controllers. This proposed AD would require incorporating operating limitations into the airplane flight manual (AFM) until the fuel quantity management system (FQMS) software is updated. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-16210
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-07-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 737-100, -200, -200C, -300, -400, and -500 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by crack indications found in the lower aft wing skin bolt holes where the flap tracks attach to the track support fitting. This proposed AD would require repetitive inspections for cracking of the left and right wing, lower aft wing skin aft edge, at certain flap track locations, and applicable on-condition actions. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Air Tractor, Inc. Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-16209
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-07-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Air Tractor, Inc. (Air Tractor) Models AT-250, AT-300, AT-301, AT-302, AT-400, AT-400A, AT-401, AT-401A, AT-401B, AT-402, AT-402A, AT- 402B, AT-501, AT-502, AT-502A, AT-502B, AT-503, AT-503A, AT-504, AT- 602, AT-802, and AT-802A airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of cracks in the flap torque tube actuator attachment brackets that may cause the flap actuator to detach from the flap torque tube. This proposed AD would require repetitive visual and dye penetrant inspections of the flap actuator attachment bracket welds for cracks and replacement if cracks are identified. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Piper Aircraft, Inc. Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-16207
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-07-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Piper Aircraft, Inc. Model PA-34-220T airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report of damage to the rudder flight control cables and the emergency power supply (EPS) system wiring due to inadequate clearance from the EPS wiring harness. This proposed AD would require inspecting the rudder flight control cables and the EPS wiring for damage, replacing damaged cables and wires if necessary, and re-routing the EPS wiring harness to ensure proper clearance between the EPS and the rudder flight control cables. The FAA is issuing this proposed AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-16203
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-07-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2018-14-02, which applies to certain The Boeing Company Model 777-200, -200LR, -300, and -300ER series airplanes. AD 2018-14-02 requires an inspection for foam insulation on the dripshield above the overhead panel support structure and replacement if necessary. For certain airplanes, AD 2018-14-02 also requires replacement of foam insulation on the overhead panel support structure. Since the FAA issued AD 2018- 14-02, additional areas of Boeing Material Specification (BMS) 8-39 flexible urethane foam were found on the overhead panel support structure. This proposed AD would continue to require the actions in AD 2018-14-02, and, for certain airplanes, this proposed AD would require an inspection of the foam insulation on the overhead panel support structure, and replacement if necessary. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Robinson Helicopter Company Helicopters
Document Number: 2020-16188
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-07-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is revising an earlier proposal for Robinson Helicopter Company (Robinson) Model R66 helicopters that proposed to require replacing a certain part-numbered tail rotor (T/R) drive shaft yoke assembly (yoke assembly) and inspecting for sealant. The NPRM was prompted by reports of T/R drive shaft forward hanger bearing failures. This action revises the NPRM by expanding the applicability, changing the proposed requirements, and correcting nomenclature. Since this imposes an additional burden over that proposed in the NPRM, the FAA is reopening the comment period to allow the public the chance to comment on these changes.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-16170
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-07-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus SAS Model A330-200 series, Model A330-200 Freighter series, Model A330-300 series, Model A330-900 series, Model A340-200 series, Model A340-300 series, Model A340-500 series, Model A340-600 series, Model A380-800 series airplanes; and Model A350-941 and -1041 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report of a quality issue with a certain repair method of damage-through honeycomb core cargo linings by speed patches applied to both sides. This proposed AD would require a detailed inspection of each affected part and, depending on findings, repair of each affected part, or replacement with a serviceable part, 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.
Notice of Intent of Waiver With Respect to Land; Freeman Municipal Airport, Seymour, IN
Document Number: 2020-16231
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is considering a proposal to change 6.592 acres of airport land from aeronautical use to non-aeronautical use and to authorize the sale of airport property located at Freeman Municipal Airport, Seymour, IN. The aforementioned land is not needed for aeronautical use. The land is located in the northeast portion of the airport just east of Airport Access Road and north of the Runway 23 runway protection zone. This is vacant land and is proposed to be sold to the City of Seymour for the construction of Burkhart Boulevard.
Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG (Type Certificate Previously Held by Rolls-Royce plc) Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2020-16175
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2018-08-02 for all Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG (RRD) Trent 1000-A2, Trent 1000-AE2, Trent 1000-C2, Trent 1000-CE2, Trent 1000-D2, Trent 1000-E2, Trent 1000-G2, Trent 1000-H2, Trent 1000-J2, Trent 1000-K2, and Trent 1000-L2 model turbofan engines. AD 2018-08-02 required initial and repetitive ultrasonic or visual inspections of the intermediate- pressure compressor (IPC) stage 1 rotor blades, IPC stage 2 rotor blades, and IPC shaft stage 2 dovetail posts, and removal of any cracked parts from service. This AD requires new inspections based on updated inspection thresholds and intervals for these IPC parts. This AD also adds an optional terminating action, amends the asymmetric power condition for engine inspection, and requires an inspection after a cabin depressurization event. This AD was prompted by IPC blade separations resulting in engine failures. Subsequently, the manufacturer identified the need to add new inspections and an optional terminating action, amend the asymmetric power condition for engine inspection, and require an inspection after a cabin depressurization event. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH Helicopters
Document Number: 2020-16166
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2017-02-07 for Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH (Airbus Helicopters) Model MBB- BK 117 C-2 and Model MBB-BK 117 D-2 helicopters. AD 2017-02-07 required a repetitive inspection and a one-time torque of each hydraulic module plate assembly attachment point (attachment point). This new AD retains the initial inspection and torque requirements of AD 2017-02-07 and requires replacing the attachment point hardware. This AD was prompted by a terminating action has been developed to address the unsafe condition. The actions of this AD are intended to address an unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; PZL Swidnik S.A. Helicopters
Document Number: 2020-16129
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for PZL Swidnik S.A. Model PZL W-3A helicopters. This AD requires repetitively inspecting the main rotor (M/R) vibration absorber star and depending on the inspection outcome, performing more in-depth inspections and repairing, replacing, or removing the vibration absorber star from service. This AD was prompted by a report of corrosion detected on an M/R vibration absorber star. The actions of this AD are intended to address an unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Austro Engine GmbH Engines
Document Number: 2020-16127
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2018-18-02 for certain Austro Engine GmbH model E4 engines and all Austro Engine GmbH model E4P engines. AD 2018-18-02 required replacement of the timing chain and amending certain airplane flight manuals (AFMs) to limit the use of windmill restarts. This AD requires amendment of certain existing AFMs to limit the use of windmill restarts and removes the timing chain replacement requirement in AD 2018-18-02. This AD was prompted by reports of considerable wear of the timing chain on the affected engines. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; GE Aviation Czech s.r.o. Turboprop Engines (Type Certificate Previously Held by WALTER Engines a.s., Walter a.s., and MOTORLET a.s.)
Document Number: 2020-16122
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all GE Aviation Czech s.r.o. M601D-11, M601E-11, M601E-11A, M601E-11AS, M601E-11S, M601F, H80, H80-100, H80-200, H75-100, H75-200, H85-100, and H85-200 model turboprop engines. This AD was prompted by a review by the manufacturer that identified the possibility of a power turbine (PT) rotor overspeed and the uncontained release of PT blades. This AD requires installing a modified engine outlet system. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; GE Aviation Czech s.r.o. Turboprop Engines
Document Number: 2020-16121
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2016-07-13 and AD 2018-03-22 which apply to certain GE Aviation Czech s.r.o. M601D-11, M601E-11, M601E-11A, M601E-11AS, M601E-11S, and M601F model turboprop engines. AD 2016-07-13 required inspection of the engine power turbine (PT) disk and, if found damaged, its replacement with a part eligible for installation. AD 2018-03-22 required the removal of certain engine PT disks identified by part number (P/N) installed on the affected engines. This AD requires an inspection of the engine PT disk and, if found damaged, its replacement with a part eligible for installation. This AD also requires the removal of certain engine PT disks identified by P/N installed on the affected engines. This AD was prompted by the discovery of damage to certain engine PT disks and a review by the manufacturer that determined that certain engine PT rotors have less overspeed margin than originally declared during product certification. This AD was also prompted by the manufacturer identifying additional P/Ns and serial numbers (S/Ns) of engine PT disks affected by damage or non-conformity since publishing AD 2016-07- 13 and AD 2018-03-22. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; PZL Swidnik S.A. Helicopters
Document Number: 2020-16120
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain PZL Swidnik S.A. (PZL) Model W-3A helicopters. This AD requires repetitive inspections of the main transmission (Main XSMN) case for a crack, and depending on the inspection outcome, removing the WR-3 Main XSMN from service before further flight. This AD was prompted by a report of cracks in a Main XSMN case. The actions of this AD are intended to address an unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG (Type Certificate Previously Held by Rolls-Royce plc) Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2020-16119
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG (RRD) Trent 1000-A, Trent 1000-A2, Trent 1000-AE, Trent 1000-AE2, Trent 1000-C, Trent 1000-C2, Trent 1000- CE, Trent 1000-CE2, Trent 1000-D, Trent 1000-D2, Trent 1000-E, Trent 1000-E2, Trent 1000-G, Trent 1000-G2, Trent 1000-H, Trent 1000-H2, Trent 1000-J2, Trent 1000-K2, and Trent 1000-L2 model turbofan engines. This AD was prompted by the manufacturer identifying 38 low-pressure compressor (LPC) front cases that have non-optimal properties that could inhibit their ability to contain certain engine failures. This AD requires removing the LPC front case from service and replacing it with a part eligible for installation. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Prohibition Against Certain Flights in the Tripoli Flight Information Region (FIR) (HLLL)
Document Number: 2020-14721
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends, with modifications to reflect changed conditions in Libya and the associated risks to U.S. civil aviation safety, the Special Federal Aviation Regulation (SFAR) prohibiting certain flight operations in the Tripoli Flight Information Region (FIR) (HLLL) by all: United States (U.S.) air carriers; U.S. commercial operators; persons exercising the privileges of an airman certificate issued by the FAA, except when such persons are operating U.S.- registered aircraft for a foreign air carrier; and operators of U.S.- registered civil aircraft, except when the operator of such aircraft is a foreign air carrier. This action incorporates the FAA's prohibition on U.S. civil flight operations in the territory and airspace of Libya at all altitudes contained in Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) KICZ A0026/19, into the SFAR. In addition, the FAA remains concerned about the safety of U.S. civil aviation operations at altitudes below Flight Level (FL) 300 in those portions of the Tripoli FIR (HLLL) that are outside the territory and airspace of Libya because of the hazards described in the preamble to the FAA's March 2019 final rule. Accordingly, this final rule also prohibits U.S. civil flight operations below FL300 in those portions of the Tripoli FIR (HLLL) outside the territory and airspace of Libya. This action also extends the expiration date of the SFAR from March 20, 2021, to March 20, 2023. Finally, the FAA republishes the approval process and exemption information for this SFAR, consistent with other recently published flight prohibition SFARs, and makes minor administrative revisions.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Airbus Helicopters, Inc.
Document Number: 2020-16059
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-24
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; CFM International, S.A. Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2020-16042
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-07-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain CFM International, S.A. (CFM) LEAP-1A23, LEAP-1A24, LEAP- 1A24E1, LEAP-1A26, LEAP-1A26CJ, LEAP-1A26E1, LEAP-1A29, LEAP-1A29CJ, LEAP-1A30, LEAP-1A32, LEAP-1A33, LEAP-1A33B2, LEAP-1A35A model turbofan engines. This proposed AD was prompted by an investigation by CFM that showed a subsurface anomaly in a part manufactured using the same material as the LEAP-1A high-pressure turbine (HPT) stage 2 disk. This proposed AD would require an ultrasonic inspection (UI) of the HPT stage 2 disk and replacement of any HPT stage 2 disk that fails the UI with a part eligible for installation. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; PZL Swidnik S.A. Helicopters
Document Number: 2020-16031
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for PZL Swidnik S.A. (PZL) Model PZL W-3A helicopters. This AD requires establishing a life limit for certain horizontal stabilizers and removing from service any affected horizontal stabilizer in accordance with that life limit. This AD was prompted by the discovery of an error in the Airworthiness Limitations for PZL Model PZL W-3A helicopters. The actions of this AD are intended to address an unsafe condition on these products.
Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Mountain Home, ID
Document Number: 2020-16025
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies Class D airspace at the Mountain Home Air Force Base Airport. This action also modifies Class E airspace, designated as a surface area. Additionally, this action modifies Class E airspace, extending upward from 700 feet above the surface. This action also modifies Class E airspace, extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface. Further, this action removes Mountain Home Municipal Airport from the legal description of the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface. Lastly, this action implements two administrative amendments to the airspace legal descriptions.
Proposed Amendment of V-53, V-115, V-140, V-339, T-215, and T-323, and Revocation of V-339 in the Vicinity of Hazard, KY
Document Number: 2020-15992
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-07-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend three VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways, V-53, V-115, and V-140; amend two Area Navigation (RNAV) T-routes, T-215 and T-323; and remove one VOR Federal airway, V-339, in the vicinity of Hazard, KY. The Air Traffic Service (ATS) route modifications are necessary due to the planned decommissioning of the VOR portion of the Hazard, KY, VOR/Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/DME) navigation aid (NAVAID) which provides navigation guidance for portions of the affected ATS routes. The Hazard VOR is being decommissioned as part of the FAA's VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) program.
Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace, Revocation of Class E Airspace, and Establishment of Class E Airspace; Multiple Ohio Towns
Document Number: 2020-15946
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends the Class D airspace and Class E surface airspace at Wright-Patterson AFB, Dayton, OH, and Wilmington Air Park, Wilmington, OH; revokes the Class E airspace designated as an extension to Class D and Class E surface area at Wilmington Air Park; amends the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at multiple Ohio airports; and establishes Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Springfield-Beckley Municipal Airport, Springfield, OH. This action is the result of airspace reviews caused by the decommissioning of the Springfield VHF omnidirectional range (VOR) navigation aid as part of the VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) Program, and the decommissioning of the Springfield localizer and glideslope at Springfield-Beckley Municipal Airport. The names and geographic coordinates of multiple Ohio airports are also being updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.
Pilot Professional Development; Technical Amendment; Correction.
Document Number: 2020-15229
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is correcting a final rule technical amendment published on June 30, 2020 (85 FR 39069). In that final rule, which became effective on the date of publication, the FAA corrected errors in regulatory cross references associated with the Pilot Professional Development final rule. The FAA inadvertently listed an incorrect amendment number for the final rule technical amendment. This document corrects that error.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Kotzebue, AK
Document Number: 2020-15930
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies Class E airspace, designated as a surface area, at Ralph Wein Memorial Airport. This action also modifies the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface. Additionally, this action modifies the Class E airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface. Further, this action removes the Kotzebue VOR/DME from the airspace legal descriptions. Lastly, this action implements several administrative corrections to the airspace legal descriptions.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; McGrath, AK
Document Number: 2020-15929
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies Class E airspace, designated as a surface area, at Mc Grath Airport. This action also modifies the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface. Additionally, this action modifies the Class E airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface. Lastly, this action implements several administrative amendments to the airspace legal descriptions.