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Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters
Document Number: 2020-17300
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-08-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2017-09-05 for Airbus Helicopters Model AS332C, AS332C1, AS332L, AS332L1, AS332L2, and EC225LP helicopters. AD 2017-09-05 requires repetitively checking screws in the emergency flotation gear. Since the FAA issued AD 2017-09-05, Airbus Helicopters developed a modification that addresses the unsafe condition. This proposed AD would retain the requirements of AD 2017-09-05 but would require installing the modification, which would be a terminating action for the repetitive checks required by AD 2017-09-05. The actions of this proposed AD are intended to address an unsafe condition on these products.
Proposed Amendment of V-25, V-27, V-494, V-108, V-301, and T-257 in the Vicinity of Santa Rosa, CA
Document Number: 2020-17278
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-08-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways V-25, V-27, V-494, V-108, V-301, and United States Area Navigation route T-257 in the vicinity of Santa Rosa, CA. The amendments are due to the planned decommissioning of the Santa Rosa, CA VOR/Distance Measuring Equipment (DME) navigation aid (NAVAID) which provides navigation guidance for portions of the affected airways. The Santa Rosa VOR/DME is being decommissioned as part of the FAA's VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) program.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters
Document Number: 2020-17271
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-08-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Airbus Helicopters Model AS-365N2, AS 365 N3, SA-365N, SA-365N1 helicopters. This proposed AD would require replacing the main gearbox (MGB), or as an alternative, replacing the epicyclic reduction gear module for certain serial numbered planet gear assemblies installed on the MGB. This proposed AD would also require inspecting the MGB magnetic plugs and oil filter for particles. Depending on the outcome of the inspections, this proposed AD would require further inspections, and replacing certain parts. This proposed AD is prompted by the failure of an MGB second stage planet gear. The actions of this proposed AD are intended to correct an unsafe condition on these helicopters.
Service Difficulty Report; Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of a Renewed Approval of Information Collection: 49 U.S.C. 44701/Service Difficulty Report
Document Number: 2020-17269
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-07
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 to renew an information collection. The collection involves operators or repair stations report any malfunctions and defects to the Administrator. The information collected allows the FAA to evaluate its certification standards, maintenance programs, and regulatory requirements. It is also the basis for issuance of Airworthiness Directives designed to prevent unsafe conditions and accidents.
Safety Oversight and Certification Advisory Committee; Meeting
Document Number: 2020-17237
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces a meeting of the SOCAC.
Airworthiness Directives; Pilatus Aircraft Ltd
Document Number: 2020-17036
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-08-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Pilatus Aircraft Ltd Model PC-24 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by 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 the vinyl grommets on the upper panel assembly on the left-hand (LH) and right-hand (RH) emergency exits becoming rigid after exposure to low temperatures, which could result in failure of the emergency exits to open during an evacuation. This proposed AD would require replacing the grommets. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-17221
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-08-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2018-23-51, which applies to all The Boeing Company Model 737-8 and 737-9 (737 MAX) airplanes. Since AD 2018-23-51 was issued, the agency has determined that final corrective action is necessary to address the unsafe condition. This proposed AD would require installing new flight control computer (FCC) software, revising the existing Airplane Flight Manual (AFM) to incorporate new and revised flightcrew procedures, installing new MAX display system (MDS) software, changing the horizontal stabilizer trim wire routing installations, completing an angle of attack sensor system test, and performing an operational readiness flight. This proposed AD would also apply to a narrower set of airplanes than the superseded AD, and allow operation (dispatch) of an airplane with certain inoperative systems only if certain provisions are incorporated in the operator's existing FAA-approved minimum equipment list (MEL). The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2020-17204
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-08-06
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: 2020-17203
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-08-06
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.
Notice of Opportunity for Public Comment To Change the Land Use From Aeronautical to Non Aeronautical for 1.1 Acres of Airport Land at Norwood Memorial Airport, Norwood, MA
Document Number: 2020-17199
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Notice is being given that the FAA is considering a request from the Town of Norwood, MA to change the land use from Aeronautical to Non Aeronautical for 1.1 acres of airport land. The land use change is for land that is no longer needed for aviation use as identified in the 2020 Airport Master Plan. The revenue generated by the lease of airport land will be placed into the airport's operation and maintenance fund.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters (Type Certificate Previously Held by Eurocopter France) Helicopters
Document Number: 2020-17164
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-08-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2009-25-09 for Eurocopter France (now Airbus Helicopters) Model SA330F, G, and J helicopters. AD 2009-25-09 required re-adjusting the torque of the main gearbox (MGB) flexible coupling bolts. Since the FAA issued AD 2009-25- 09, Airbus Helicopters has modified the MGB overhaul and repair procedures, which corrects the unsafe condition. Additionally, the FAA- validation for Model SA330F and G helicopters has been cancelled. This new AD retains the requirements of AD 2009-25-09 and revises the applicability by excluding Model SA330F and G helicopters and excludes MGBs that have been subject to the modified procedures. The actions of this AD are intended to address an unsafe condition on these products.
Notice of Opportunity for Public Comment Equal Land Swap of .64 Acres at Tweed-New Haven
Document Number: 2020-17150
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Notice is being given that the FAA is considering a request from the City of New Haven, CT to exchange a .64 acre parcel of land with an adjacent land owner of equal size and value. 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.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters
Document Number: 2020-17128
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-08-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Helicopters Model EC130B4 helicopters. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of inflight detachment of the left-hand (LH) side cabin sliding doors and cases of impact damage on the main rotor blades, which were caused by degradation of the sliding door locking mechanism. This proposed AD would require repetitive checks (measurements) of the load that operates the sliding door opening mechanism, repetitive inspections of the markings of the attachment screws for proper alignment, modifying the attachment system of the sliding door, and corrective actions if necessary, 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; Bombardier, Inc., Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-17124
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-08-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model CL-600-2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 & 440) airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports that during airplane wing fatigue testing, fatigue cracks were found on the lower right- hand-side wing plank at the end of the integrally machined stringers, which led to a determination that new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations are necessary. This AD requires, for certain airplanes, revising the existing maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Coeur D'Alene, ID
Document Number: 2020-17060
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-08-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify Class E surface area airspace and establish Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Coeur D'AlenePappy Boyington Field, Coeur D'Alene, ID, to support the Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations under standard instrument approach and departure procedures at the airport, for the safety and management of aircraft within the National Airspace System. Additionally, an editorial change would be made to the legal description replacing ``Airport/Facility Directory'' with the term ``Chart Supplement'' and updating the name of the airport to match the FAA aeronautical database.
Airworthiness Directives; Pilatus Aircraft Ltd. Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-17044
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-08-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Pilatus Aircraft Ltd. 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 seizing of a main landing gear (MLG) spring pack assembly. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; DG Flugzeugbau GmbH Gliders
Document Number: 2020-17043
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-08-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all DG Flugzeugbau GmbH Models DG-500 Elan Orion, DG-500 Elan Trainer, DG- 500/20 Elan, DG-500/22 Elan, DG-500M, and DG-500MB gliders and certain Models DG-1000S and DG-1000T gliders. 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 the rear locking rod of the rear canopy rotating out of the threads of the operating mechanism, which could lead to blocking of the canopy emergency release system, preventing safe escape of occupants from the glider. The FAA is issuing this AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Pilatus Aircraft Ltd. Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-17038
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-08-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Pilatus Aircraft Ltd. Models PC-12, PC-12/45, PC-12/47, and 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 improperly manufactured horizontal stabilizer rear attachment bolts. If not corrected, this could lead to fatigue failure of the bolts and loss of airplane control. The FAA is proposing this AD address the unsafe condition on these products.
Receipt of Noise Compatibility Program and Request for Review
Document Number: 2020-17014
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces that it is reviewing a proposed noise compatibility program that was submitted for San Carlos Airport under the provisions of the Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act, hereinafter referred to as ``the Act,'' by the County of San Mateo. This program was submitted subsequent to a determination by FAA that associated noise exposure maps for San Carlos Airport were in compliance with applicable requirements, effective April 23, 2019. The proposed 2019 noise compatibility program will be approved or disapproved on or before January 26, 2021.
Airworthiness Directives; Pilatus Aircraft Ltd. Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-16989
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-08-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Pilatus Aircraft Ltd. Models PC-6, PC-6/350, PC-6/350-H1, PC-6/350-H2, PC-6/A, PC-6/A-H1, PC-6/A-H2, PC-6/B-H2, PC-6/B1-H2, PC-6/B2-H2, PC-6/ B2-H4, PC-6/C-H2, PC-6/C1-H2, PC-6-H1, and PC-6-H2 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 rudder shaft assemblies with incorrect rivet configurations. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Petersburg, WV
Document Number: 2020-16921
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-08-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Grant County Airport, Petersburg, WV, due to the decommissioning of the Kessel VHF 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 would update the airport's geographic coordinates.
Proposed Amendment of Multiple Air Traffic Service (ATS) Routes in the Northcentral United States
Document Number: 2020-16920
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-08-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend nine VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways, V-15, V-26, V-55, V-78, V-100, V-159, V-175, V- 219, and V-307, and two Area Navigation (RNAV) routes, T-285 and T-354, in the Northcentral United States. The modifications are necessary due to the planned decommissioning of the VOR portion of the Park Rapids, MN, VOR/Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/DME); Sioux City, IA, VOR/ Tactical Air Navigation (VORTAC); and Huron, SD, VORTAC navigation aids (NAVAIDs). The NAVAIDs provide navigation guidance for segments of the affected air traffic service (ATS) routes. The VORs are being decommissioned as part of the FAA's VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) program.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Norway, ME
Document Number: 2020-16919
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-08-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface for Norway Heliport, Norway, ME, to accommodate new area navigation (RNAV) global positioning system (GPS) standard instrument approach procedures (SIAPs) serving this heliport. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations in the area.
Airworthiness Directives; Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation Helicopters
Document Number: 2020-16405
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-08-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation Model S-76C helicopters. This AD was prompted by reports of inaccurate main gear box (MGB) indications in flight. This AD requires updating the remote data acquisition unit (RDAU) software and re-identifying the RDAU and, for certain helicopters, updating the software of the display unit (DU) and re- identifying the DU. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Limited Extension of Relief for Certain Persons and Operations During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Public Health Emergency
Document Number: 2020-16060
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-08-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is correcting a final rule published on June 29, 2020 in which the FAA amended regulatory relief originally provided in the Relief for Certain Persons and Operations during the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) final rule. The FAA inadvertently listed incorrect amendment numbers for the final rule. This document corrects that error.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments; Clearance of a New Approval of Information Collection: Formal Complaints Collection
Document Number: 2020-16966
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the FAA invites public comments about its intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for an existing information collection. This collection involves the filing of a complaint with the FAA alleging a violation of any requirement, rule, regulation, or order issued under certain statutes within the jurisdiction of the FAA. The FAA will use the information collected to determine if the alleged violation warrants investigation or action.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Parks College of Aviation, Engineering and Technology at Saint Louis University
Document Number: 2020-16932
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-04
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.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; IFL Group, Inc.
Document Number: 2020-16931
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-04
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.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; DroneXum, LLC
Document Number: 2020-16929
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-04
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.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Flamingo Air Academy, Inc.
Document Number: 2020-16928
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-04
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.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-16892
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-08-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus SAS Model A318, A319, A320, and A321 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of low halon concentration in the forward and aft cargo compartments due to air leakage through cargo door seals. This AD requires repetitive cleaning and greasing of affected cargo door seals, as specified in a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which is incorporated by reference. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Pottsville, PA
Document Number: 2020-16857
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-08-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action removes Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Schuylkill County/Joe Zerbey Airport, Pottsville, PA due to the extension of runway 11. This action also updates the geographic coordinates of the airport, and Schuylkill Medical Center Heliport (formerly Pottsville Hospital). Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations in the area.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-16843
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-08-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A350-941 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report that during the assembly of a certain section of the fuselage, the gaps found on self-aligning nuts for eight fasteners were out of tolerance. This proposed AD would require a rotating probe test of all fastener holes located in the affected area for any discrepancies, an eddy current inspection of the surrounding flange for any discrepancies, a detailed inspection of certain frames for any discrepancies, and corrective actions if necessary, 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 Class D and Class E Airspace; Las Vegas, NV
Document Number: 2020-16835
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-08-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies Class E airspace by adding an area, designated as an extension to a Class D or Class E surface area. This action also implements several administrative amendments to the airspace legal descriptions.
Airworthiness Directives; Piper Aircraft, Inc. Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-16225
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-08-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is revising an earlier proposal for certain Piper Aircraft, Inc. (Piper) Models PA-28-140, PA-28-150, PA-28-160, PA-28- 180, PA-28-235, PA-32-260, and PA-32-300 airplanes. This action revises the notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) by including a revision to the manufacturer's service information, including an additional inspection method, and removing the requirement to install the access panel. The FAA is proposing this airworthiness directive (AD) to address the unsafe condition on these products. Since the actions in the revised service information would impose an additional burden over those in the NPRM, the FAA is reopening the comment period to allow the public the chance to comment on these changes.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-16728
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-08-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A320-214, -216, -231, -232, -233, -251N, and - 271N airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report that following the installation of a second cargo fire extinguishing bottle, insufficient clearance between the cargo compartment fire extinguishing pipes was found. This AD requires inspection and modification of the cargo compartment fire extinguishing pipes, and on-condition actions if necessary, as specified in a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which is incorporated by reference. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-16727
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-08-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model BD-700-1A10 and BD-700-1A11 airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report that the anti-fretting coating on the piston rods of certain ram air turbine (RAT) deployment actuators may have been incorrectly applied. This AD requires a review of airplane maintenance records or an inspection of the RAT deployment actuator to determine the serial number and, depending on the findings, replacement with an upgraded RAT deployment actuator. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Dassault Aviation Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-16629
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-08-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2019-23-03, which applies to certain Dassault Aviation Model FALCON 900EX airplanes. AD 2019-23-03 requires revising the existing maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new or more restrictive maintenance requirements and/or airworthiness limitations. Since the FAA issued AD 2019-23-03, the FAA has determined that new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations are necessary. This proposed AD would continue to require those maintenance or inspection program revisions, and would also require revising the existing maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate additional new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations, 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; Dassault Aviation Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-16628
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-08-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2019-24-11, which applies to certain Dassault Aviation Model FALCON 900EX airplanes. AD 2019-24-11 requires revising the existing maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations. Since the FAA issued AD 2019-24-11, the FAA determined that new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations are necessary. This proposed AD would continue to require those maintenance or inspection program revisions, and would also require revising the existing maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate additional new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations, 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; Aspen Avionics, Inc.
Document Number: 2020-16592
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for 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. This AD imposes operating restrictions on these display systems by revising the Limitations section of the airplane flight manual (AFM). This AD was prompted by an automatic reset occurring when the display internal monitor detects a potential fault, causing intermittent loss of airspeed, attitude, and altitude information during flight. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Sitka, AK
Document Number: 2020-16314
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies Class E airspace, designated as a surface area, at Sitka Rocky Gutierrez Airport, Sitka, AK. This action also establishes a Class E airspace area, designated as an extension to a Class D or Class E surface area. Additionally, this action modifies Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface. Further, this action revokes Class E airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface. Lastly, this action implements several administrative amendments to the airspace legal descriptions.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Glens Falls, NY
Document Number: 2020-16297
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E surface airspace, and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport, (previously Warren County Airport), Glens Falls, NY due to the decommissioning of the Glens Falls very high frequency omnidirectional range collocated tactical air navigation (VORTAC) system, 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 name.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Toccoa, GA
Document Number: 2020-16296
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-07-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface in Toccoa, GA, due to the decommissioning of the Foothills VHF Omnidirectional Range/Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/DME) and cancellation of the associated approaches at Toccoa RG Letourneau Field Airport. This action would also update the geographic coordinates of the airport, as well as Habersham County Airport. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations in the area.
Removal of Class E Airspace, and Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Jacksonville, FL
Document Number: 2020-16292
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action removes Class E airspace area designated as an extension to a Class D surface area for Cecil Airport, Jacksonville, FL, as the Cecil very high frequency omnidirectional range (VOR) has been decommissioned, and the VOR approach cancelled. This action also amends Class D and E airspace by updating the names and geographic coordinates of several airports located in and around Jacksonville, FL, and corrects the line between Cecil Airport and Whitehouse NOLF. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations in the area. This action also makes an editorial change replacing the term Airport/Facility Directory with the term Chart Supplement in the legal descriptions of associated Class D airspace.
Airworthiness Directives; ATR-GIE Avions de Transport Régional Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-16282
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-07-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all ATRGIE Avions de Transport R[eacute]gional Model ATR72 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of main landing gear (MLG) hinge pins found cracked or thermally abused. This proposed AD would require replacing certain MLG hinge pins with serviceable parts, or replacing an MLG equipped with any affected MLG hinge pin with an MLG equipped with serviceable MLG hinge pins, 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 SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-16281
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-07-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A330-200 and A330-300 series airplanes, and all Model A340-200 and A340-300 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of hydraulic system failure due to fatigue failure of the screws attaching the manual valve to the ground service manifold (GSM). This proposed AD would require, for certain GSMs, repetitive replacement of the hydraulic system GSM manual valve attachment screws having certain part numbers; and, for certain other GSMs with certain screws installed, replacement of those screws, 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; Rolls-Royce Corporation (Type Certificate Previously Held by Allison Engine Company) Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2020-16680
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Rolls-Royce Corporation (RRC) AE 3007A, AE 3007A1, AE 3007A1/1, AE 3007A1/2, AE 3007A1/3, AE 3007A1E, AE 3007A1P, and AE 3007A3 model turbofan engines. This AD was prompted by an in-flight shutdown (IFSD) of an engine and subsequent investigation by the manufacturer that revealed a crack in the 3rd-stage compressor wheel. This AD requires replacement of affected 3rd-stage compressor wheels. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Delta Engineering
Document Number: 2020-16545
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-30
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.
Availability of Record of Decision for the Environmental Impact Statement, Gnoss Field Airport, Novato, Marin County, California
Document Number: 2020-16491
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is issuing this notice to advise the public that it has published a Record of Decision (ROD) signed by the FAA for the Final Supplement to the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed Runway Extension Project at Gnoss Field Airport (DVO), Novato, Marin County, California.
Airworthiness Directives; Bell Textron Inc. (Type Certificate Previously Held by Bell Helicopter Textron Inc.) Helicopters
Document Number: 2020-16490
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bell Textron Inc. (Bell) Model 204B, 205A, 205A-1, 205B, 212, 214B, 214B-1, 412, 412CF, and 412EP helicopters. This AD was prompted by a report of a shoulder harness seat belt comfort clip (comfort clip) interfering with the seat belt inertia reel. This AD requires removing comfort clips from service and inspecting the seat belt shoulder harness (harness) for a rip or an abrasion. The actions of this AD are intended to address an unsafe condition on these products.