Federal Aviation Administration December 14, 2020 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-27507
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-12-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is correcting an airworthiness directive (AD) that published in the Federal Register. That AD applies to all The Boeing Company Model 787-8, 787-9, and 787-10 airplanes. As published, the regulatory text of the AD included errors in certain references to the airplane flight manual (AFM) that is required to be revised. This document corrects those errors. In all other respects, the original document remains the same.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters
Document Number: 2020-27416
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-12-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2016-23-05, which applies to certain Airbus Helicopters Model SA-365N1, AS-365N2, AS 365 N3, SA-366G1, EC 155B, and EC155B1 helicopters. AD 2016-23-05 requires repetitive checks of the oil level of the tail rotor gearbox and, if necessary, filling the oil to the maximum level; and replacement of a certain control rod double bearing (bearing) with a new bearing. Since issuing AD 2016-23-05, the FAA has determined additional inspections, replacements, and modifications are necessary to address the unsafe condition. This proposed AD would retain the requirements of AD 2016-23-05 and would add helicopters to the applicability. This proposed AD would also require modifying the helicopter by replacing the tail gearbox (TGB) control shaft guide bushes; repetitive inspections of the TGB magnetic plug and corrective actions if necessary; repetitive replacements of the bearing; and modifying the helicopter by replacing the TGB; 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 the Class E Airspace; Burlington, KS
Document Number: 2020-27414
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-12-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Coffey County Airport, Burlington, KS. This action is the result of an airspace review caused by the decommissioning of the Boyd non-directional beacon (NDB) which provided navigation information to the instrument procedures at this airport.
Women in Aviation Advisory Board; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2020-27383
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces a meeting of the Women in Aviation Advisory Board (WIAAB).
Amendment of Class D Airspace, and Removal of Class E Airspace; Homestead, FL
Document Number: 2020-27352
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-12-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class D airspace, and removes Class E airspace designated as an extension to a Class D surface area for Homestead Air Reserve Base (ARB), Homestead, FL. This action also updates the geographic coordinates of the airport. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations in the area.
Amendment and Establishment of Multiple Air Traffic Service Routes; Western United States
Document Number: 2020-27339
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-12-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies two high altitude United States Area Navigation (RNAV) Air Traffic Service (ATS) routes (Q-13 and Q-15), establishes one high altitude RNAV ATS route (Q-174), and establishes five low altitude RNAV ATS routes (T-338, T-357, T-359, T-361, and T- 363) in the western United States. These Q and T routes facilitate the movement of aircraft to, from, and through the Las Vegas terminal area. Additionally, the routes promote operational efficiencies for users and provide connectivity to RNAV enroute procedures while enhancing capacity for adjacent airports.
Amendment and Revocation of Air Traffic Service (ATS) Routes in the Vicinity of Lebanon, NH
Document Number: 2020-27337
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-12-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways V-141, and V-542, and revokes airways V-151 and V-496, due to the planned decommissioning of the Lebanon, NH, VOR/DME navigation aid which provides navigation guidance for segments of the routes. The Lebanon VOR/DME is planned for decommissioning as part of the FAA's VOR Minimum Operational Network (VOR MON) program.
Airworthiness Directives; Garmin International GMN-00962 GTS Processor Units (GTS 825, GTS 855, GTS 8000)
Document Number: 2020-27324
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-12-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Garmin International (Garmin) GMN-00962 GTS processor units (GTS 825, GTS 855, GTS 8000). This proposed AD was prompted by reports of GTS processor units issuing resolution advisories (RAs) when no risk of collision or loss of separation exists between the airplanes involved. This proposed AD would require updating the software version of the affected GTS Processor units. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Technify Motors GmbH (Type Certificate Previously Held by Thielert Aircraft Engines GmbH) Reciprocating Engines
Document Number: 2020-27312
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-12-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Technify Motors GmbH TAE 125-02-99 and TAE 125-02-114 model reciprocating engines. This AD was prompted by a report of a defective turbocharger hose discovered on an airplane during a pre-flight inspection. This AD requires the removal and replacement of the affected turbocharger hose. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Kalispell, MT
Document Number: 2020-27301
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-12-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies the Class D airspace at Glacier Park International Airport. This action also modifies the Class E airspace, designated as a surface area. Additionally, this action modifies the Class E airspace, extending upward from 700 feet above the surface. Further, this action modifies the Class E airspace, extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface. This action also removes the Smith Lake NDB from the Class E airspace legal descriptions. Lastly, this action implements several administrative corrections to the airspaces' legal descriptions.
Airworthiness Directives; Textron Aviation Inc. Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-27282
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-12-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 97- 06-10, which applies to certain Raytheon Aircraft Company (type certificate now held by Textron Aviation Inc. (Textron)) Model 76 airplanes. AD 97-06-10 requires repetitively inspecting the main landing gear (MLG) ``A'' frame assemblies for cracks and replacing any cracked assembly. Since the FAA issued AD 97-06-10, the replacement parts have also experienced failure due to cracking. This proposed AD would require magnetic particle inspections of the MLG ``A'' frame assemblies for cracks and replacement of the affected parts if necessary. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Rockwell Collins, Inc. Flight Display System Application
Document Number: 2020-27281
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-12-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) AD 2019-12-09, which applies to certain Rockwell Collins, Inc. (Rockwell Collins) FDSA-6500 flight display system applications installed on airplanes. AD 2019-12-09 imposes operating limitations on the traffic collision avoidance system (TCAS). AD 2019-12-09 was prompted by conflict between the TCAS display indications and aural alerts that may occur during a resolution advisory (RA) scenario. This proposed AD would retain the requirements of AD 2019-12-09 until a software upgrade is completed. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.