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Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2021-04621
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-03-05
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.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2021-04619
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-03-05
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.
Airworthiness Directives; Safran Helicopter Engines, S.A. (Type Certificate Previously Held by Turbomeca, S.A.), Turboshaft Engines
Document Number: 2021-04454
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-03-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Safran Helicopter Engines, S.A. (Safran Helicopter Engines) Arriel 1B, Arriel 1C, Arriel 1C2, Arriel 1D1, Astazou XIV B, and Astazou XIV H model turboshaft engines. This AD was prompted by the detection of positive segregation (freckles) on Stage 2 high-pressure turbine (HPT) disks and Stage 3 turbine wheels. This AD requires removal from service of certain Stage 2 HPT disks for Safran Helicopter Engines Arriel 1B, 1C, 1C2, and 1D1 model turbofan engines and affected Stage 3 turbine wheels for Safran Helicopter Engines Astazou XIV B and XIV H model turbofan engines. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2021-04350
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-03-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A350-941 and A350-1041 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports that suitable corrosion protection treatment had not been applied to certain areas of the seat track. This AD requires a one-time detailed inspection of the seat tracks between certain frames for suitable corrosion protection or presence of corrosion, 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; Dassault Aviation Airplanes
Document Number: 2021-04340
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-03-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2018-24- 03, which applied to all Dassault Aviation Model Falcon 10 airplanes. AD 2018-24-03 required revising the existing maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new or more restrictive maintenance requirements and airworthiness limitations. This AD requires revising the existing maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations; 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.
Proposed Amendment of Area Navigation (RNAV) Route T-207; in the Vicinity of Cecil, FL
Document Number: 2021-03970
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-03-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend low altitude RNAV route T-207 in Florida. The proposed change would remove the Cecil, FL (VQQ), VOR from the route description due to the planned decommissioning of that VOR. The removal would not affect navigation along the route.
Proposed Amendment VOR Federal Airway V-487; Eastern New York and Northern Vermont
Document Number: 2021-03969
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-03-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend VOR Federal airway V-487 in the vicinity of Glens Falls, NY, and Burlington, VT. The proposed change would substitute a radial from the Burlington, VT, VOR/DME (BTV), in place of the current Glens Falls, NY, VOR/DME (GFL) radial, for defining a navigation fix along the route. Additionally, this action would remove segments of V-487 between Burlington, VT, and St Jean, Canada. These changes are necessary due to the decommissioning of the Glens Falls, NY, VOR/DME, and the decommissioning of the St Jean, Canada VOR/DME (YJN).
Proposed Amendment of Class B Airspace; Miami, FL
Document Number: 2021-03968
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-03-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify the Miami International Airport, FL (MIA) Class B airspace area to ensure the containment of aircraft conducting instrument procedures. The FAA is proposing this action to improve the flow of air traffic, enhance safety, and reduce the potential for midair collision in the MIA terminal area. This action also proposes changes to the MIA Class B airspace area to ensure the containment of arriving and departing aircraft within Class B airspace as required by FAA directives contained in FAA Order 7400.2M. This proposed action is separate and distinct from the Florida Metroplex Project.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters
Document Number: 2021-03954
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-03-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2016-08-20 for certain Airbus Helicopters (previously Eurocopter France) EC130B4 and EC130T2 helicopters. AD 2016-08-20 requires repetitively inspecting the tail boom to Fenestron junction frame (junction frame) for a crack. Since the FAA issued AD 2016-08-20, additional cracks have been reported and a design change that modifies the junction frame has become available. This proposed AD would continue to require inspecting the junction frame with the horizontal stabilizer removed, and would propose to expand the applicability, revise the compliance time and the inspection procedures for inspecting the junction frame, add inspection procedures for certain helicopters, allow repair of the junction frame, and would require modifying and then repetitively inspecting the junction frame and reporting certain information. The actions of this proposed AD are intended to address an unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters
Document Number: 2021-03689
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-03-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Helicopters Model EC 155B, EC155B1, SA-365N, SA- 365N1, AS-365N2, and AS 365 N3 helicopters, as identified in a European Aviation Safety Agency (now European Union Aviation Safety Agency) (EASA) AD. This proposed AD was prompted by a report of an in-flight loss of engine and main gearbox (MGB) cowlings. This proposed AD would require inspecting the MGB fixed cowling front fitting (MGB front fitting), and depending on findings, corrective action. This proposed AD would also require a new modification, which would constitute a terminating action for the inspection. These proposed AD requirements are as specified in an EASA AD, which is proposed for incorporation by reference (IBR). The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
NextGen Advisory Committee; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2021-04430
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces a meeting of the NextGen Advisory Committee (NAC).
Airworthiness Directives; Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation Helicopters
Document Number: 2021-03950
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-03-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation (Sikorsky) Model S-92A helicopters. This proposed AD was prompted by an incident of a side facing utility seat detaching from wall attachment points. This proposed AD would require modifying certain side facing utility seats and observer seats. This proposed AD would also prohibit installing those seats unless the modification has been accomplished. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Proposed Amendment of Restricted Area R-7001C and Establishment of Restricted Areas R-7001D, R-7002A, R-7002B, and R-7002C; Guernsey, WY
Document Number: 2021-00748
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-03-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend restricted area R-7001C and establish three restricted areas, R-7001D, R-7002A, R-7002B, and R- 7002C at Guernsey, WY. The Wyoming Army National Guard (WYARNG) requested the establishment of the new restricted areas to support its air-to-ground firing from helicopters and longer range artillery training. This additional airspace allows for the segregation of hazardous activities from non-participating air traffic. The FAA is also proposing to amend R-7001C to correct an inadvertent error to ensure proper vertical separation.
Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee; Meeting
Document Number: 2021-04404
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces a meeting of the ARAC.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH (AHD) Helicopters
Document Number: 2021-03955
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-03-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH (AHD) Model MBB-BK 117 D-2 helicopters. This proposed AD was prompted by a report of a broken Titanium (Ti) bolt. This proposed AD would require removing certain Ti- bolts from service and prohibit installing these Ti-bolts in a critical area. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters
Document Number: 2021-03951
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-03-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Helicopters Model SA330J helicopters. This proposed AD was prompted by the failure of a second stage planet gear installed in the main gearbox (MGB). This proposed AD would require repetitively inspecting the MGB particle detector and the MGB bottom housing (oil sump) for metal particles, analyzing any metal particles that are found, and replacement of the MGB if necessary, as specified in a European Aviation Safety Agency (now European Union Aviation Safety Agency) (EASA) AD, which is proposed for incorporation by reference (IBR). The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Proposed Establishment of Area Navigation (RNAV) Routes T-322, T-392, T-403, and T-405; Central United States
Document Number: 2021-03931
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-03-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish area navigation (RNAV) routes T-322, T-392, T-403, and T-405 in the central United States. The proposed new RNAV routes would expand the availability of RNAV routing in support of transitioning the National Airspace System (NAS) from ground-based to satellite-based navigation. Additionally, a portion of the new RNAV routes would provide enroute structure where VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airway segments were removed due to the Sioux City, IA; Park Rapids, MN; and Huron, SD, VORs decommissioning in support of the FAA's VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) program.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters
Document Number: 2021-03688
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-03-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2015-26- 01, which applied to certain Airbus Helicopters Model AS332C1, AS332L1, AS332L2, EC225LP, AS-365N2, AS 365 N3, EC 155B, and EC155B1 helicopters with an energy-absorbing seat. AD 2015-26-01 required inspecting for the presence of labels (placards) that prohibit stowing anything under the seat, and if a label (placard) is missing or not clearly visible to each occupant, installing a label (placard). This AD retains all of the requirements of AD 2015-26-01, and also adds helicopters to the applicability and requires a modification (installing new labels (placards)). This AD was prompted by the determination that additional helicopters are affected by the unsafe condition, and that new labels (placards) are required for all affected helicopters. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Billings Flying Service
Document Number: 2021-04094
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-01
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 a Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Agricultural Aircraft Operations
Document Number: 2021-04072
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-01
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 Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew an information collection. The collection involves the submission of FAA Form 8710-3 for the certification process of agricultural aircraft operators, and other reporting and recordkeeping activities required of agricultural aircraft operators. The information to be collected is necessary to evaluate the applicants' qualifications for certification. This collection also involves the submission of information in petitions for exemption by agricultural aircraft operators, plans for operations over congested areas, and recordkeeping requirements for agricultural aircraft operators.
Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Palmdale, CA
Document Number: 2021-03904
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-03-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies the Class E airspace, designated as an extension to a Class D or Class E surface area, at Palmdale USAF Plant 42 Airport. This action also modifies the Class E airspace, extending upward from 700 feet above the surface. Additionally, this action removes the Class E airspace, extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface. Further, this action removes the Palmdale VORTAC from the Class E4 and the Class E5 legal descriptions. Also, this action removes the Lancaster, Gen. William J. Fox Airfield, CA, from the Class E5 legal description. Lastly, this action implements several administrative corrections to the Class D, Class E4, and Class E5 text headers and legal descriptions.
Amendment of VOR Federal Airways V-12, V-74, and V-516 in the Vicinity of Anthony, KS
Document Number: 2021-03879
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-03-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways V-12, V-74, and V-516, in the vicinity of Anthony, KS. The modifications are necessary due to the planned decommissioning of the VOR portion of the Anthony, KS, VOR/Tactical Air Navigation (VORTAC) navigation aid (NAVAID), which provides navigation guidance for portions of the affected VOR Federal airways. The Anthony VOR is being decommissioned as part of the FAA's VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) program.