Federal Aviation Administration August 17, 2020 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Opportunity for Public Comment Equal Land Swap of .64 Acres at Tweed-New Haven Airport, New Haven, CT Withdrawal
Document Number: 2020-17930
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Notice is being given that the FAA is withdrawing a Notice of Opportunity for Public Comment for the City of New Haven, CT to exchange a .64 acre parcel of land with an adjacent land owner of equal size and value at Tweed-New Haven Regional Airport. The exchange of land will provide the airport with the necessary land to build an extension of a parallel taxiway and vehicle service road that will serve the end of Runway 20. A Federal Register notice is not required for this specific action. The Notice, Document Number: 2020-17150, 85 FR 47838, Page 47838, was published in the Federal Register on August 6, 2020 and is currently on public inspection.
Airworthiness Directives; Aviat Aircraft Inc.
Document Number: 2020-17904
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-08-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Aviat Aircraft Inc. Models A-1, A-1A, A-1B, A-1C-180, and A-1C-200 airplanes. This AD requires repetitive inspections of the forward horizontal stabilizer support assembly and the rear horizontal stabilizer support tube and reporting information to the FAA. This AD was prompted by field reports of complete failure of both the forward support assembly and the rear support tube due to fatigue. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Aspen Avionics, Inc.
Document Number: 2020-17902
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-08-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is correcting an airworthiness directive (AD) that published in the Federal Register. The AD applies to 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. As published, the docket number and product identifier in the Comments Invited section of the preamble are incorrect. This document corrects that error. In all other respects, the original document remains the same; however, for clarity, the FAA is publishing the entire rule in the Federal Register.
Airworthiness Directives; Viking Air Limited Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-17900
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-08-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Viking Air Limited Models DHC-2 Mk. I and DHC-2 Mk. III 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 cracks reported on the forward and aft float strut wire pull fittings. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee: Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2020-17898
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces a meeting of the Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee for September 14, 2020.
Airworthiness Directives; Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation Helicopters
Document Number: 2020-17894
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-08-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation (Sikorsky) Model S-92A helicopters. This AD was prompted by two incidents of erroneous low oil pressure caution cockpit indications and unintended actuation of the main gearbox (MGB) auto bypass valve. This AD requires installing auxiliary circuit breaker modification (MOD) kits and inserting a Rotorcraft Flight Manual (RFM) Supplement into the existing RFM for your helicopter. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Redding, CA
Document Number: 2020-17875
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-08-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace, extending upward from 700 feet above the surface, at Benton Field Airport. This action would ensure the safety and management of IFR operations at the airport.
Airworthiness Directives; Continental Aerospace Technologies, Inc. (Type Certificate Previously Held by Continental Motors, Inc.) Reciprocating Engines
Document Number: 2020-17874
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-08-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Continental Aerospace Technologies, Inc. model GTSIO-520-C, GTSIO-520- D, GTSIO-520-H, GTSIO-520-K, GTSIO-520-L, GTSIO-520-M, GTSIO-520-N, IO- 550-G, IO-550-N, IO-550-P, IO-550-R, IOF-550-N, IOF-550-P, IOF-550-R, TSIO-520-BE, TSIO-550-A, TSIO-550-B, TSIO-550-C, TSIO-550-E, TSIO-550- G, TSIO-550-K, TSIO-550-N, TSIOF-550-D, TSIOF-550-J, TSIOF-550-K, and TSIOF-550-P reciprocating aviation gasoline (AvGas) engines with a certain cross-flow cylinder assembly installed. This AD was prompted by reports of in-flight engine failures due to fractured cross-flow cylinder assemblies. This AD requires visual inspection and, depending on the results of the inspection, modification or replacement of the cross-flow cylinder assembly. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Pacific Aerospace Limited Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-17865
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-08-17
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 the aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as inadvertent fuel shut-off to the engine during the operation of the flaps due to the fuel and flap control levers being located too closely together. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Pacific Aerospace Limited Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-17864
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-08-17
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 the aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI identifies the unsafe condition as nose landing gear (NLG) and main landing gear (MLG) attachment bolts without dual retaining devices. The FAA is issuing this AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Proposed Amendment of Class D and E Airspace; Fallon, NV
Document Number: 2020-17842
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-08-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify Class E airspace at Fallon NAS (Voorhis Field) Airport, by revoking the Class E airspace designated as an extension to a Class D or Class E surface area. This action also proposes to modify the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface. Further, this action proposes to modify the Class E airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface. Lastly, this action proposes numerous administrative amendments to the airspaces' legal descriptions. This action would ensure the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-17837
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-08-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2013-18-08, which applies to certain The Boeing Company Model 737-200, -200C, -300, -400, and -500 series airplanes. AD 2013-18-08 requires repetitive inspections for cracking of certain upper and lower skin panels of the fuselage, and of the fuselage skin along certain chem- milled lines, and corrective actions if necessary. AD 2013-18-08 also includes a terminating action for the repetitive inspections of certain modified or repaired areas only. Since the FAA issued AD 2013-18-08, there have been reports of additional cracking in certain horizontal and vertical chem-milled step locations outside of those identified in AD 2013-18-08. This proposed AD would continue to require repetitive inspections for cracking of the fuselage skin along certain chem-milled lines and applicable on-condition actions, and would expand the inspection area. This AD would continue to provide terminating action for repetitive inspections of certain modified or repaired areas. This proposed AD would also add airplanes to the applicability. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the 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: 2020-17822
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-08-17
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 XWB-75, Trent XWB-79, Trent XWB-79B, and Trent XWB-84 model turbofan engines. This AD was prompted by reports of a lack of weld fusion on the resistance welding during manufacturing, which could result in air leakage through the low-pressure turbine (LPT) rear support seal panel assembly (``LPT seal panel''). This AD requires replacement of the LPT seal panel. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp. Turboprop Engines
Document Number: 2020-17783
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-08-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp. PT6A-34, -34B, -34AG, -114, and - 114A model turboprop engines. This proposed AD was prompted by several reports of low-time fractures of compressor turbine (CT) blades resulting in loss of power or in-flight shutdown of the engine. This proposed AD would require replacement of certain CT vanes. This proposed AD would also require removal from service of certain CT blades when these blades have been operated with certain CT vanes. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Limited Helicopters
Document Number: 2020-17779
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-08-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2016-02-06 for Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Limited (Bell) Model 429 helicopters. AD 2016-02-06 required inspecting certain tail rotor (T/R) pitch link bearing bores for corrosion and pitting. AD 2016-02-06 also required a repetitive inspection of the sealant and repeating the inspections for corrosion and pitting if any sealant is missing. This new AD retains the requirements of AD 2016-02-06, expands the applicability, and adds a repetitive inspection. This AD was prompted by an FAA determination that additional part-numbered T/R pitch link assemblies (links) are affected by the same unsafe condition and that an additional repetitive inspection is necessary to address the unsafe condition. The actions of this AD are intended to address an unsafe condition on these products.