Federal Aviation Administration March 10, 2021 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Airworthiness Directives; Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation Helicopters
Document Number: 2021-04940
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-03-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation (Sikorsky) Model S-92A helicopters. This AD was prompted by the manufacturer discovering nonconforming 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 AD requires 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 issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Remote Identification of Unmanned Aircraft; Delay
Document Number: 2021-04882
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-03-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the memorandum of January 20, 2021, from the Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff, titled ``Regulatory Freeze Pending Review,'' the Agency delays the March 16, 2021, effective date of the final rule, ``Remote Identification of Unmanned Aircraft'', until April 21, 2021. As a result of the delay in the effective date, the Agency is also delaying the compliance date for the production requirements for remote identification broadcast modules by correcting the regulatory text.
Operation of Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Over People; Delay; Withdrawal; Correction
Document Number: 2021-04881
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-03-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the memorandum of January 20, 2021, from the Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff, titled ``Regulatory Freeze Pending Review,'' the Agency delays the effective date of the final rule, ``Operation of Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Over People'', until April 21, 2021, except for certain provisions pertaining to remote pilot certification and qualification, which are delayed until April 6, 2021. As a result of the delay in the effective dates, several compliance dates are also delayed by correcting the regulatory text.
Proposed Amendment of Jet Routes J-107 and J-515, and VOR Federal Airway V-181; Establishment of Area Navigation (RNAV) Route T-407; and Revocation of the Humboldt, MN, Domestic Low Altitude Reporting Point; Northcentral United States
Document Number: 2021-04873
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-03-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to amend two Jet Routes and one VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal Airway; establish one low altitude RNAV route; and revoke one Domestic Low Altitude Reporting Point, in the northcentral United States. This action is necessary due to the planned decommissioning of the VOR portion of the Humboldt, MN, VOR/ Tactical Air Navigation (VORTAC) which provides navigation guidance to portions of the affected Air Traffic Service (ATS) routes. The Humboldt VOR is being decommissioned as part of the FAA's VOR Minimum Operational Network (VOR MON) program.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters
Document Number: 2021-04869
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-03-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2020-23- 02, which applied to all Airbus Helicopters Model EC225LP helicopters. AD 2020-23-02 required repetitive inspections of the bearing in the swashplate assembly of the main rotor mast assembly for discrepancies (ceramic balls that have a hard point or sensitive axial play or both) and, depending on the findings, replacement of an affected main rotor mast assembly with a serviceable main rotor mast assembly. Since the FAA issued AD 2020-23-02, the FAA has determined additional main rotor mast assemblies are affected by the unsafe condition. This AD continues to require the actions specified in AD 2020-23-02, and also includes additional affected main rotor mast assemblies; 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, Establishment, and Revocation of Multiple Air Traffic Service (ATS) Routes in the Vicinity of Henderson, WV
Document Number: 2021-04851
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-03-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Jet Route J-134, Area Navigation (RNAV) route Q-67, and VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways V-45 and V-119; establishes RNAV route Q-176; and removes Jet Route J-91 and VOR Federal airway V-174 in the vicinity of Henderson, WV. The Air Traffic Service (ATS) route modifications are necessary due to the planned decommissioning of the VOR portion of the Henderson, WV, VOR/ Tactical Air Navigation (VORTAC) navigation aid (NAVAID). The Henderson VORTAC provides navigation guidance for portions of the affected air traffic service (ATS) routes and the VOR portion is being decommissioned as part of the FAA's VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) program.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Calais, ME
Document Number: 2021-04823
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-03-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface for Calais Regional Heliport, Calais, 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.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Doylestown, PA
Document Number: 2021-04820
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-03-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface for Doylestown Airport, Doylestown, PA, to accommodate area navigation (RNAV) global positioning system (GPS) standard instrument approach procedures (SIAPs) serving this airport. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations in the area.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters
Document Number: 2021-04806
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-03-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Helicopters Model AS350B, AS350BA, AS350B1, AS350B2, AS350B3, and AS350D helicopters; Model AS355E, AS355F, AS355F1, AS355F2, AS355N, and AS355NP helicopters; and Model EC130 B4 and EC130 T2 helicopters. This AD requires a one-time inspection to verify the presence and correct installation of the main rotor mast (MRM) upper bearing retaining rings, a repetitive inspection of the sealant bead on the MRM for damage, and corrective actions if necessary. This AD was prompted by a report of a missing retaining ring of the inner race of the MRM upper bearing. The actions of this AD are intended to address an unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH Helicopters
Document Number: 2021-04804
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-03-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2019-07-07 for various Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH (Airbus Helicopters) Model MBB-BK117 and Model BO-105 helicopters. AD 2019-07- 07 requires removing certain part numbered swashplate bellows (bellows) from service, cleaning and inspecting certain parts, and depending on the inspection results removing certain parts from service, applying torque, and repetitively inspecting the swashplate assembly (swashplate). AD 2019-07-07 also prohibits the installation of certain part-numbered bellows. This proposed AD would retain certain requirements of AD 2019-07-07, expand the installation prohibition, add additional inspections, and update the applicable service information. The actions of this proposed AD are intended to address an unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2021-04784
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-03-10
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 Airbus SAS Model A330-200 series airplanes, Model A330-200 Freighter series airplanes, Model A330-300 series airplanes, Model A330-900 series airplanes, Model A340-200 series airplanes, Model A340-300 series airplanes, Model A340-500 series airplanes, Model A340-600 series airplanes, Model A380-800 series airplanes; and Model A350-941 and - 1041 airplanes. As published, multiple references to a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD number are incorrect throughout the AD. This document corrects those errors. In all other respects, the original document remains the same.