Federal Aviation Administration October 23, 2020 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Airworthiness Directives; Pilatus Aircraft Ltd. Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-23301
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-10-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Pilatus Aircraft Ltd. (Pilatus) Model PC-24 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report that electronic circuit breakers (ECBs) were found in a locked state after maintenance, but before flight. This proposed AD would require revising the airplane flight manual to incorporate a procedure to check for the ECB status. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-23235
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-10-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus SAS Model A350-941 and -1041 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report that a welding quality issue has been identified in the gimbal joint of the air bleed duct located at each wing-to-pylon interface; the inner ring of a gimbal had deformed to an oval shape, which could lead to cracking caused by direct contact between metal parts. This proposed AD would require replacing affected bleed duct assemblies and bleed gimbals at the wing-to-pylon interface 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.
Amendment of Air Traffic Service (ATS) Route V-187 Due to the Decommissioning of the McChord, WA, VOR
Document Number: 2020-23083
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-10-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends the domestic VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airway V-187 in the western United States. The FAA is taking this action due to the decommissioning of the McChord, WA, VOR portion of the VOR/Tactical Air Navigation (VORTAC) navigation aid (NAVAID), which provides navigation guidance for portions of the affected Air Traffic Service (ATS) route. The McChord, WA, VOR is being decommissioned due to ongoing maintenance problems.
Establishment of Area Navigation (RNAV) Routes T-301 and T-305; Northcentral United States
Document Number: 2020-23081
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-10-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes area navigation (RNAV) routes T-301 and T-305 in the northcentral United States. The new RNAV routes expand the availability of RNAV routing in support of transitioning the National Airspace System (NAS) from ground-based to satellite-based navigation. Additionally, a portion of the new RNAV routes provide enroute structure where VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airway segments were removed due to the Cape Girardeau, MO, VOR being decommissioned in support of the FAA's VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) program.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Petersburg, WV
Document Number: 2020-23028
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-10-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Grant County Airport, Petersburg, WV, due to the decommissioning of the Kessel Very High Frequency Omnidirectional Range/Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/DME) 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 geographic coordinates.
Special Conditions: Chicago Jet Group, Dassault Aviation Model Falcon 900 Airplane; Rechargeable Lithium Batteries
Document Number: 2020-22618
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-10-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Dassault Aviation (Dassault) Model Falcon 900 airplane. This airplane, as modified by Chicago Jet Group, 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 Midcontinent Instrument TS835 Standby Batteries that contain rechargeable lithium batteries. 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: The Boeing Company Model 777-9 Series Airplane; Interior Design To Facilitate Searches Above Passenger Cabin High Wall Suites
Document Number: 2020-22567
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-10-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is correcting an error that appeared in the Federal Register on March 5, 2020, for Special Conditions No. 25-760-SC, Docket No. FAA-2019-0329. In that document, the final special conditions text is incorrect and this document now posts the correct text.
Special Conditions: Archeion Holdings, LLC, Boeing Model No. 737-300, -400, -700, -800, -8, and -9 Series Airplanes; Electronic-System Security Protection From Unauthorized Internal Access
Document Number: 2020-22357
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-10-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for Boeing Model 737-300, -400, -700, -800, -8, and -9 series airplanes. These airplanes, as modified by Archeion Holdings, LLC (Archeion), 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 a digital systems architecture for the installation of a system with wireless network and hosted application functionality that allows access, from sources internal to the airplane, to the airplane's internal electronic components. 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: Archeion Holdings, LLC, Boeing Model No. 737-300, -400, -700, -800, -8, and -9 Series Airplanes; Electronic-System Security Protection From Unauthorized External Access
Document Number: 2020-22356
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-10-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for Boeing Model 737-300, -400, -700, -800, -8, and -9 series airplanes. These airplanes, as modified by Archeion Holdings, LLC (Archeion), 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 a digital systems architecture for the installation of a system with wireless network and hosted application functionality that allows access from external sources to the airplane's internal electronic components. 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.