Federal Aviation Administration October 7, 2020 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

COVID-19 Related Relief Concerning Operations at Chicago O'Hare International Airport, John F. Kennedy International Airport, Los Angeles International Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport, New York LaGuardia Airport, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, and San Francisco International Airport for the Winter 2020/2021 Scheduling Season
Document Number: 2020-22291
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA has determined to extend through March 27, 2021, the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)-related limited waiver of the minimum slot usage requirement at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), New York LaGuardia Airport (LGA), and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) that the FAA already has made available through October 24, 2020, with additional conditions as described herein. In addition, the FAA also has determined to extend, through March 27, 2021, its COVID-19-related policy for prioritizing flights canceled at designated International Air Transport Association (IATA) Level 2 airports in the United States, for purposes of establishing a carrier's operational baseline in the next corresponding season, also with additional conditions as described in this notice. These IATA Level 2 airports include Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD), Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), and San Francisco International Airport (SFO). These extensions remain subject to the stated policy on reciprocity that applied to the COVID-19-related relief that the FAA earlier granted through October 24, 2020.
Notice of Additional Public Comment Period-Notice of Availability of a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Proposed LaGuardia Access Improvement Project at LaGuardia Airport (LGA), New York City, Queens County, New York
Document Number: 2020-22207
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice provides an additional 15-day public comment period for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed LaGuardia Airport Access Improvement Project prepared to disclose the potential environmental impacts resulting from the Proposed Action, including real property transactions under the New York State Eminent Domain Procedures Law. This notice announces the extension of the public comment period to solicit public comments on the Draft EIS.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters
Document Number: 2020-22125
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-10-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Airbus Helicopters Model EC225LP helicopters. This proposed AD would require various inspections of the left-hand side (LH) engine fuel supply (fuel supply) hose and depending on the inspection results, removing from service or reinstalling the hose. This proposed AD would also prohibit installing any LH fuel supply hose unless it is installed by following the service information. This proposed AD was prompted by a report of an incorrect installation of the LH fuel supply hose causing restricted fuel flow to the LH engine. The actions of this proposed AD are intended to address an unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters
Document Number: 2020-22124
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-10-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Helicopters Model AS332C, AS332C1, AS332L, and AS332L1 helicopters. This proposed AD was prompted by a report that the cabin lateral sliding plug door failed its emergency jettisoning test; subsequent investigation revealed that the jettison handle cable interfered with the cable clamps. This proposed AD would require modifying the release system of each cabin lateral sliding plug door, or modifying the design of the jettison system of each cabin lateral sliding plug door, 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 Helicopters
Document Number: 2020-22115
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-10-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2015-26-01, which applies to certain Airbus Helicopters Model AS332C1, AS332L1, AS332L2, EC225LP, AS-365N2, AS 365 N3, EC 155B, and EC155B1 helicopters with an energy-absorbing seat. AD 2015-26-01 requires inspecting for the presence of labels (placards) that prohibit stowing anything under the seat, and if a label (placard) is missing or not clearly visible to each occupant, installing a label (placard). Since the FAA issued AD 2015-26-01, the FAA has determined that additional helicopters are affected by the unsafe condition, and that new labels (placards) are required for all affected helicopters. This proposed AD would retain all of the requirements of AD 2015-26-01. This proposed AD would also add helicopters to the applicability and require a modification (installing new labels (placards)). The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Public Notice of Intent To Rule on a Release Request To Sell On-Airport Property Purchased With Airport Improvement Program (AIP) Funding and Remove It From Airport Dedicated Use at the Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE), Allentown, PA
Document Number: 2020-22101
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is requesting public comment on the Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority proposed land release and sale of 32.566 acres of on airport property at the Lehigh Valley International Airport in Hanover Township, Pennsylvania. The subject property was purchased with federal financial assistance under the Airport Improvement Program. FAA grants affecting the parcels to be released are identified below.
Airworthiness Directives; Textron Aviation Inc. Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-22039
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-10-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Textron Aviation Inc. (Textron) Model 172N, 172P, 172Q, 172RG, F172N, F172P, FR172K, R172K, 182E, 182F, 182G, 182H, 182J, 182K, 182L, 182M, 182N, 182P, 182Q, 182R, T182, F182P, F182Q, FR182, R182, TR182, 206, P206, P206A, P206B, P206C, P206D, P206E, TP206A, TP206B, TP206C, TP206D, TP206E, U206, U206A, U206B, U206C, U206D, U206E, U206F, U206G, TU206A, TU206B, TU206C, TU206D, TU206E, TU206F, TU206G, 207, 207A, T207, T207A, 210-5 (205), 210-5A (205A), 210B, 210C, 210D, 210E, 210F, and T210F airplanes. This AD was prompted by cracks found in the lower area of the forward cabin doorpost bulkhead. This AD requires repetitively inspecting the lower area of the forward cabin doorposts at the strut attach fitting for cracks and repairing any cracks. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; General Electric Company Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2020-22038
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-10-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2018-15-04 for certain General Electric Company (GE) CF6-80A, CF6-80A1, CF6-80A2, CF6-80A3, CF6-80C2A1, CF6-80C2A2, CF6-80C2A3, CF6-80C2A5, CF6-80C2A5F, CF6-80C2A8, CF6-80C2B1, CF6-80C2B1F, CF6-80C2B2, CF6-80C2B2F, CF6- 80C2B4, CF6-80C2B4F, CF6-80C2B5F, CF6-80C2B6, CF6-80C2B6F, CF6- 80C2B6FA, CF6-80C2B7F, CF6-80C2D1F, CF6-80C2L1F, and CF6-80C2K1F model turbofan engines. AD 2018-15-04 required ultrasonic inspection (UI) of high-pressure turbine (HPT) stage 1 and stage 2 disks. This AD retains the required inspections while expanding the population of affected HPT disks. This AD was prompted by an uncontained failure of an HPT stage 2 disk and the manufacturer's determination to expand the population of affected HPT disks. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.