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Airworthiness Directives; General Electric Company Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2020-20337
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-09-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all General Electric Company (GE) GE90-110B1 and GE90-115B model turbofan engines with a certain high-pressure turbine (HPT) rotor stage 2 disk installed. This AD was prompted by a report from the manufacturer that a subsurface anomaly was found on a HPT rotor stage 2 disk. This AD requires an ultrasonic inspection (USI) of the HPT rotor stage 2 disk and, depending on the result of the inspection, replacement of the HPT rotor stage 2 disk with a part eligible for installation. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Pilatus Aircraft Limited Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-20310
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-09-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Pilatus Aircraft Limited Model PC-12/47E 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 describes the unsafe condition as inboard flap fairings aft (IFFAs) having an incorrect shape, which may result in chafing between the IFFA and the associated front inboard tension rod could occur. This proposed AD would require an inspection of the IFFAs for the correct shape and chafing between the IFFA and the associated front inboard tension rod, with corrective action as necessary. This condition could lead to failure of the inboard flap drive arm with consequent asymmetric flap extension, resulting in reduced control of the airplane. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Clarion, IA
Document Number: 2020-20284
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-09-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Clarion Municipal Airport, Clarion, IA. This action is the result of an airspace review due to the decommissioning of the Clarion non-directional beacon (NDB). The geographic coordinates of the airport are also being updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Clinton, MO
Document Number: 2020-20283
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-09-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Clinton Regional Airport, Clinton, MO. This action is the result of an airspace review due to the decommissioning of the Golden Valley non-directional beacon (NDB). The name and geographic coordinates of the airport are also being updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-20277
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-09-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A300 F4-605R airplanes and Model A310-324 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report that certain emergency locator transmitter (ELT) lithium batteries lack protection against current injection. This proposed AD would require modification of the airplane circuit connecting the ELT battery, 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; Bell Textron Inc. (Type Certificate Previously Held by Bell Helicopter Textron Inc.) Helicopters
Document Number: 2020-20275
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-09-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Bell Textron Inc. (Type Certificate previously held by Bell Helicopter Textron Inc.) (Bell), Model 204B, 205A-1, and 212 helicopters. This AD was prompted by reports of corrosion on main rotor hub tension-torsion strap (TT strap) assemblies. This AD requires reducing the life limit of a certain part-numbered TT strap assembly and prohibits installing this TT strap assembly on any helicopter. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Gulfstream Aerospace LP Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-20274
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-09-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Gulfstream Aerospace LP Model Gulfstream G280 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a determination that new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations are necessary. This proposed AD would require revising the existing maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations, as specified in a Civil Aviation Authority of Israel (CAAI) AD, which will be incorporated by reference. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Proposed Revocation of Class D and Amendment of Class E Airspace; Gillette, WY
Document Number: 2020-20235
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-09-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to remove the Class D airspace and modify the following: Class E surface area, the Class E airspace as an extension to the surface area and the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet AGL at Gillette-County Airport, Gillette, WY. In addition, this proposal would remove the VOR/DME from the legal description and replace the outdated term Airport Facility/Directory with the term Chart Supplement. After being informed that the Airport Traffic Control Tower at Gillette-County Airport is closed permanently, the FAA found it necessary to amend the existing airspace for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at this airport.
Subdivision of Restricted Area R-4101; Camp Edwards, MA
Document Number: 2020-19467
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-09-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies restricted area R-4101 at Camp Edwards, MA, by vertically subdividing the area into R-4101A, R-4101B, and R- 4101C. Currently, R-4101 extends from the surface to 9,000 feet MSL. The FAA is taking this action to allow for more efficient use of the airspace during periods when military activities do not require the full vertical extent of restricted area R-4101. The modifications are fully contained within the existing lateral and vertical limits of R- 4101. The activities conducted in the airspace are unchanged.
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: 2020-20434
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes 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 has already made available through October 24, 2020, with additional conditions as described below. The FAA also proposes to extend, through December 31, 2020, 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 initial months of the next corresponding season, also with additional conditions as described below. 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). This notice affords interested persons an opportunity to submit comments and any relevant information on the FAA's proposal. The FAA anticipates subsequently providing notice of its final decision.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; National Air Transportation Association (NATA)
Document Number: 2020-20319
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-15
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of New Approval of Information Collection: Survey of Unmanned-Aircraft-Systems Operators
Document Number: 2020-20301
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-15
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 a new information collection. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on May 12, 2020. The collection is a survey of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) operator who are registered with the FAA under part 107 and section 349. The information to be collected will be used to prepare and plan for the integration of UAS into the national airspace system (NAS), as required by Section 376 under the FAA Reauthorizations Act of 2018.
Establishment of Class E Airspace, Torrington, WY
Document Number: 2020-20233
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-09-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Torrington Municipal Airport, Torrington, WY, to accommodate new area navigation (RNAV) procedures. This action ensures the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations within the National Airspace System.
Proposed Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Bethel, AK
Document Number: 2020-20231
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-09-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies the Class D and Class E surface area at Bethel Airport, Bethel AK, by redefining the Hangar Lake exclusion area and eliminating the use of the VORTAC in the descriptions. This action removes Class E airspace as an extension to the Class D and Class E surface area and modifies the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at the Airport. After a biennial review of the airspace, the FAA found it necessary to amend the existing airspace for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at this airport. This action also updates the geographical coordinates and replaces the outdated term Airport/ Facility Directory with the term Chart Supplement.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Cordova, AK
Document Number: 2020-20229
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-09-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies the Class E surface area airspace and the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet and 1,200 feet above the surface of the earth at Merle K (Mudhole) Smith Airport, Cordova, AK, eliminates references to the Glacier River Non-Directional Beacon (NDB) and updates the Airport's geographic coordinates to match the FAA's current aeronautical database. This action supports Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations under standard instrument approach and departure procedures in the National Airspace System.
Airworthiness Directives; Leonardo S.p.a. Helicopters (Type Certificate Previously Held by Agusta S.p.A.)
Document Number: 2020-20228
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-09-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2017-23-08 for Agusta S.p.A. (now Leonardo S.p.a.) Model AB139 and AW139 helicopters. AD 2017-23-08 requires repetitively inspecting the main rotor (M/R) rotating scissors, removing certain lower half scissor spherical bearings (bearings) from service, replacing the removed bearings with a new bearing, and installing a special nut. Since the FAA issued AD 2017-23-08, investigation results determined that a quality control issue may have affected the production of the affected bearings. This proposed AD would retain the requirements of AD 2017-23- 08 and require replacing each affected bearing with a certain part- numbered bearing. The actions of this proposed AD are intended to address an unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Saab AB, Support and Services (Formerly Known as Saab AB, Saab Aeronautics) Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-20226
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-09-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Saab AB, Support and Services Model 340A (SAAB/SF340A) and SAAB 340B airplanes; and Model SAAB 2000 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports that certain nose landing gear (NLG) door attachment bolts are susceptible to hydrogen embrittlement. This proposed AD would require replacing certain NLG door attachment bolts with serviceable bolts, 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.
Proposed Modification of Class D and Establishment of Class E Airspace; Hayward, CA
Document Number: 2020-20223
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-09-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify the Class D airspace, establish Class E airspace extending upward from the surface, and establish Class E airspace as an extension to the Class D and Class E surface areas at Hayward Executive Airport, Hayward, CA. After a biennial review of the airspace, the FAA found it necessary to amend the existing airspace for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at this airport. This action would also update the airport name, amend the geographical coordinates for Hayward Executive and Metropolitan Oakland International airports to match the FAA's database and make a minor editorial change replacing the outdated term Airport/Facility Directory with the term Chart Supplement.
Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee (ARAC); Renewal
Document Number: 2020-20163
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA announces the charter renewal of the Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee (ARAC), a Federal Advisory Committee that works with industry and the public to improve the development of the FAA's regulations. This charter renewal will take effect on September 14, 2020, and will expire after 2 years unless otherwise renewed.
Research, Engineering, and Development Advisory Committee (REDAC); Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2020-20141
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces a meeting of the Research, Engineering, and Development Advisory Committee (REDAC).
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Guntersville, AL
Document Number: 2020-20109
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-09-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Guntersville Municipal Airport-Joe Starnes Field (formerly Guntersville Municipal Airport), Guntersville, AL, to accommodate new area navigation (RNAV) global positioning system (GPS) instrument approach procedures serving this airport. 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.
Drone Advisory Committee (DAC); Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2020-20082
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces a meeting of the Drone Advisory Committee.
Airworthiness Directives; Sandia Attitude Indicators
Document Number: 2020-20049
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-09-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Sandia attitude indicators (attitude indicators). This AD was sent previously to all known U.S. owners and operators of aircraft with these attitude indicators installed. This AD requires revising the existing Airplane Flight Manual (AFM) for your airplane to prohibit operation under instrument flight rules (IFR) or night visual flight rules (VFR) and prohibit coupling the autopilot with an affected attitude indicator. This AD was prompted by reports of 54 failed attitude indicators. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters
Document Number: 2020-20001
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-09-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is removing AD 2015-17-01, which applied to certain Airbus Helicopters Model AS350B, AS350BA, AS350B1, AS350B2, AS350B3, AS350C, AS350D, AS350D1, AS355E, AS355F, AS355F1, AS355F2, AS355N, and AS355NP helicopters. AD 2015-17-01 required inspections of each tail rotor pitch horn assembly (pitch horn) for a crack, replacement of a cracked pitch horn, and a repetitive visual inspection of certain pitch horns. AD 2015-17-01 is no longer necessary because the cause of the unsafe condition has been removed from all affected helicopter models. Accordingly, the FAA is removing AD 2015-17-01.
Adoption of Environmental Assessment for Long Range Discrimination Radar Performance Testing, Clear Air Force Station, Alaska, and Finding of No Significant Impact and Record of Decision for Temporary Flight Restrictions.
Document Number: 2020-19962
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces the availability of the FAA's Adoption of Missile Defense Agency Environmental Assessment for Long Range Discrimination Radar (LRDR) Performance Testing, Clear Air Force Station (CAFS), Alaska, and Finding of No Significant Impact and Record of Decision for Temporary Flight Restrictions in the Vicinity of CAFS for LRDR Performance Testing. This document sets forth: (1) The FAA's adoption of the Missile Defense Agency's (MDA) Environmental Assessment for Long Range Discrimination Radar (LRDR) Performance Testing, Clear Air Force Station (CAFS), Alaska; (2) the FAA's finding that no significant environmental effects would result from two proposed temporary flight restrictions (TFRs) the FAA would issue to protect aviation from high-intensity radiated fields generated during the LRDR performance testing; and (3) the FAA's decision to approve the TFRs.
Airworthiness Directives; Leonardo S.p.a. Helicopters
Document Number: 2020-19906
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-09-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Leonardo S.p.a. (Leonardo) Model AB139 and AW139 helicopters. This AD requires removing certain main gearbox (MGB) input modules from service. This AD was prompted by the discovery that a batch of duplex bearings, which are installed on the MGB input modules, are defective. The actions of this AD are intended to address an unsafe condition on these products.
Proposed Establishment of Class D and Class E Airspace and Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Nashville, TN
Document Number: 2020-19856
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-09-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class D and Class E airspace designated as an extension to Class D or E surface area, and amend Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface for John C. Tune Airport, Nashville, TN, as a new air traffic control tower shall service the airport. This action would also update the geographic coordinates of the airport, as well as Sumner County Regional Airport, and Lebanon Municipal Airport, and Murfreesboro Municipal Airport. In addition, this action would establish Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface for Vanderbilt University Hospital Heliport, as instrument approaches have been designed for the heliport. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations in the area.
Aircraft Pilots Workforce Development Grant Program AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.
Document Number: 2020-19813
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA announces a Period of Public Comment for Aircraft Pilots Workforce Development Grant Program and previews a forthcoming notice of funding opportunity.
Airworthiness Directives; International Aero Engines AG Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2020-19749
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-09-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2019-06-06, which applies to all International Aero Engines AG (IAE) V2500-A1, V2522-A5, V2524-A5, V2525-D5, V2527-A5, V2527E-A5, V2527M-A5, V2528-D5, V2530-A5, V2533-A5 model turbofan engines. AD 2019-06-06 requires initial and repetitive borescope inspections (BSIs) of the diffuser case M-flange and, if it fails the inspection, replacement of the diffuser case with a part eligible for installation. Since the FAA issued AD 2019-06-06, the manufacturer performed an updated safety risk analysis, which reduced the diffuser case M-flange inspection intervals and added the performance of a replacement of the diffuser case M- flange. This proposed AD would require an initial BSI of the diffuser case M-flange and, if it fails the inspection, repetitive BSIs of the diffuser case M-flange until replacement of the diffuser case M-flange is performed. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-19583
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-09-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 747 airplanes and Model 767 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report of an un-commanded fuel transfer between the main and center fuel tanks. This proposed AD would prohibit operation of an airplane with any inoperative refuel valve (fueling shut-off valve) secured in the open position. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; ATR-GIE Avions de Transport Régional Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-19580
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-09-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain ATRGIE Avions de Transport R[eacute]gional Model ATR42- 300, -320, and -500 airplanes; and all Model ATR72-101, -102, -201, - 202, -211, -212, and -212A airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of defective seat tracks. This proposed AD would require a detailed visual inspection of each affected part for deficiencies (sealant blockage and out of tolerance ligaments), and depending on findings, accomplishment of applicable corrective actions, 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.
Period of Public Comment for the FAA Aviation Maintenance Technical Workers Workforce Development Grant Program Is Open for 15 Days
Document Number: 2020-19812
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA announces a Period of Public Comment for the Aviation Maintenance Technical Workers Workforce Development Grant Program and previews a forthcoming notice of funding opportunity.
Airworthiness Directives; Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation Helicopters
Document Number: 2020-19709
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-09-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation (Sikorsky) Model S-92A helicopters. This proposed AD was prompted by the manufacturer discovering non-conforming threads, resulting in a life limit reduction on multiple landing gear components including threaded hinge pins and main landing gear (MLG) and nose landing gear (NLG) actuator pins. This proposed AD would require a one-time inspection of the landing gear for components with non-conforming threads and removal of any nonconforming threaded hinge pin and MLG and NLG actuator pin. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Revocation, Establishment, and Amendment of Class E Airspace; Multiple Texas Towns
Document Number: 2020-19606
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-09-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action revokes the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Ambassador Field, Big Sandy, TX; and establishes and amends Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at several Texas airports. This action is the result of airspace reviews caused by the decommissioning of the Quitman VHF omnidirectional range (VOR) navigation aid as part of the VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) Program. The names and geographic coordinates of several airports are also being updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-19582
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-09-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2019-22-10, which applies to all The Boeing Company Model 737-600, - 700, -700C, -800, -900, and -900ER series airplanes. AD 2019-22-10 requires repetitive inspections for cracking of the left- and right- hand side outboard chords of frame fittings and failsafe straps at a certain station around eight fasteners, and repair if any cracking is found. Since the FAA issued AD 2019-22-10, it was determined that the initial inspection threshold and repetitive inspection interval are inadequate to address the cracking in a timely manner. For certain airplanes, this proposed AD would reduce the compliance time for the initial inspection, and for all airplanes this proposed AD would reduce the compliance time for the repetitive inspections. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Park Rapids, MN
Document Number: 2020-19556
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-09-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Park Rapids Municipal Airport-Konshok Field, Park Rapids, MN. This action as the result of an airspace review caused by the decommissioning of the Park Rapids VHF omnidirectional range (VOR) navigation aid as part of the VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) Program. The name and geographic coordinates of the airport are also being updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Clay Center, KS
Document Number: 2020-19555
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-09-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Clay Center Municipal Airport, Clay Center, KS. This action is the result of an airspace review due to the decommissioning of the Clay Center non-directional beacon (NDB).
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Harper, KS
Document Number: 2020-19554
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-09-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Harper Municipal Airport, Harper, KS. This action is the result of an airspace review due to the decommissioning of the Anthony VHF omnidirectional range (VOR) navigation aid as part of the VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) Program.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Charlevoix, MI
Document Number: 2020-19553
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-09-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Charlevoix Municipal Airport, Charlevoix, MI. The FAA is proposing this action as the result of an airspace review caused by the decommissioning of the Charlevoix non- directional beacon (NDB). The geographic coordinates of the airport would also be updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.
Extension of the Prohibition Against Certain Flights in the Pyongyang Flight Information Region (FIR) (ZKKP)
Document Number: 2020-19057
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-09-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action extends the Special Federal Aviation Regulation (SFAR) prohibiting certain flight operations in the Pyongyang Flight Information Region (FIR) (ZKKP) by all: 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. The FAA finds this action necessary to address significant, continuing hazards to U.S. civil aviation associated with North Korean military capabilities and activities, including unannounced North Korean missile launches and air defense weapons systems. Additionally, the FAA republishes the approval process and exemption information for this SFAR, consistent with other recently published flight prohibition SFARs, and makes a minor administrative change to the wording of the applicability paragraph of the SFAR for consistency with other recently published flight prohibition SFARs.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-19581
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-09-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2016-18- 09, which applied to certain Airbus SAS Model A318, A319, and A320 series airplanes. AD 2016-18-09 required repetitive detailed inspections for damage on the fuselage skin at certain frames, and applicable related investigative and corrective actions. This AD continues to require repetitive inspections of the fuselage skin for chafing damage at certain frames using a new inspection process, and corrective actions if necessary; as specified in a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which is incorporated by reference. This AD was prompted by reports of additional chafing of the forward fuselage found underneath the fairing structure. Investigation revealed the cause as contact between the belly fairing nut plate and the fuselage. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Youth Access to American Jobs in Aviation Task Force, Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2020-19552
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces a meeting of the Youth Access to American Jobs in Aviation Task Force (YIATF).
Airworthiness Directives; Leonardo S.p.a. Helicopters
Document Number: 2020-19533
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-09-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2014-12-07 for Agusta S.p.A (Agusta) Model AB412 and AB412EP helicopters. AD 2014- 12-07 requires inspecting the rotor brake pinion (pinion) for a crack and replacing it if there is a crack. This AD retains the requirements of AD 2014-12-07 and also requires removing certain serial-numbered pinions from service. This AD was prompted by a report of an additional cracked pinion. The actions of this AD are intended to address an unsafe condition on these products.
Proposed Amendment of Federal Airway V-456
Document Number: 2020-19496
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-09-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Alaskan Federal Airway V-456 due to the pending decommissioning of the Glenallen Non-Directional Beacon (NDB) in east central Alaska, and the cancellation of Federal Colored Airway Green 11 (G-11) under Regional Docket Number 20-AAL-4.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Sitka, AK; Correction
Document Number: 2020-19460
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-09-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is correcting a final rule that appeared in the Federal Register on July 31, 2020. The rule modified Class E airspace designated as a surface area, and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Sitka Rocky Gutierrez Airport. The final rule also established a Class E airspace area, designated as an extension to a Class D or Class E surface area. The legal definition for the Class E airspace, designated as an extension to a Class D or Class E surface area, did not accurately establish this area outside of the Class E airspace designated as a surface area. This action corrects the legal definition for the Class E airspace area, designated as an extension to a Class D or Class E surface area.
Special Conditions: B/E Aerospace, Bombardier Model CL-600-2B16 (604 Variant) Airplane; Seats With Pretensioner Restraint Systems
Document Number: 2020-18309
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-09-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes special conditions for the Bombardier Inc. (Bombardier) Model CL-600-2B16 (604 variant) airplane. This airplane, as modified by B/E Aerospace, 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 seats with a 3-point shoulder harness incorporating a pretensioner restraint system. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These proposed 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.
IFR Altitudes; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2020-17948
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-09-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This amendment adopts miscellaneous amendments to the required IFR (instrument flight rules) altitudes and changeover points for certain Federal airways, jet routes, or direct routes for which a minimum or maximum en route authorized IFR altitude is prescribed. This regulatory action is needed because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System. These changes are designed to provide for the safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace under instrument conditions in the affected areas.
Termination of Previously Initiated Processes for the Development of Air Tour Management Plans and Environmental Assessments/Environmental Impact Statements for Various National Park Units and Notice of Intent To Complete Air Tour Management Plans at 23 National Park Units
Document Number: 2020-19490
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), in cooperation with the National Park Service (NPS), announces that it is terminating previously initiated processes for the development of Air Tour Management Plans (ATMP) and Environmental Assessments (EA)/ Environmental Impact Statements (EIS) for a number of National Park System units. The agencies had initiated and actively worked these processes at a number of parks from 2004 to 2011 but ceased all work by September 2012 due to a focus on other program priorities. Given the length of time since these processes were initiated and actively worked, termination of these processes will allow the agencies to start anew with the development of ATMPs and associated environmental documents at these and other parks.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2020-19425
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-09-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This rule amends, suspends, or removes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and associated Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions are needed because of the adoption of new or revised criteria, or because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System, such as the commissioning of new navigational facilities, adding new obstacles, or changing air traffic requirements. These changes are designed to provide for the safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace and to promote safe flight operations under instrument flight rules at the affected airports.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2020-19424
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-09-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This rule establishes, amends, suspends, or removes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and associated Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures (ODPs) for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions are needed because of the adoption of new or revised criteria, or because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System, such as the commissioning of new navigational facilities, adding new obstacles, or changing air traffic requirements. These changes are designed to provide safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace and to promote safe flight operations under instrument flight rules at the affected airports.