Federal Aviation Administration May 13, 2021 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Drone Advisory Committee (DAC); Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2021-10135
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces a meeting of the Drone Advisory Committee.
Airworthiness Directives; BAE Systems (Operations) Limited Airplanes
Document Number: 2021-10068
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-05-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all BAE Systems (Operations) Limited Model BAe 146 and Model Avro 146-RJ series airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report indicating that during a routine battery capacity check on the emergency light power units, the printed circuit boards (PCBs) for certain power units were found to show signs of burning. This AD requires replacing each Honeywell emergency light power unit having a certain part number with a serviceable emergency light power unit. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Notice of Intent To Rule on Request to Disposal of Former Air Force Industrial Building at Pease International Tradeport, Portsmouth, NH
Document Number: 2021-10053
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Notice is being given that the FAA is considering a request from the Pease Development Authority to dispose of a former Air Force industrial building at Pease International Tradeport, Portsmouth, NH, under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 47107(h)(2). The building is no longer needed by the Pease Development Authority and can be sold to a company. The proceeds of the sale of the building will be placed in the airport operations and maintenance account. The land upon which the building lies will be retained by the Pease Development Authority for long term non-aeronautical lease revenue generation.
Airworthiness Directives; ATR-GIE Avions de Transport Régional Airplanes
Document Number: 2021-10015
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-05-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2020-23-13, which applies to all ATRGIE Avions de Transport R[eacute]gional Model ATR42-200, -300, and -320 airplanes. AD 2020-23- 13 requires a one-time inspection for discrepancies of the wire bundles between the left- and right-hand angle of attack (AOA) probes and the crew alerting computer, and, depending on findings, applicable corrective actions. Since the FAA issued AD 2020-23-13, a wiring modification for the captain stick shaker has been developed, along with an update to the aircraft flight manual (AFM). This proposed AD would continue to require the actions in AD 2020-23-13. This proposed AD would also require, for certain airplanes, modifying the captain stick shaker wiring, and for all airplanes, revising the existing AFM and applicable corresponding operational procedures to incorporate procedures for the stick pusher/shaker, as specified in a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), which is proposed for incorporation by reference. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Leonardo S.p.a. Helicopters
Document Number: 2021-09992
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-05-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Leonardo S.p.a. (Leonardo) Model A109S and AW109SP helicopters with a certain part-numbered vertical fin vibration absorber installation installed. This proposed AD would require repetitive inspections of the vertical fin vibration absorber installation and the surrounding structure and depending on the inspection results, removing certain parts from service. This proposed AD would also prohibit installing certain part-numbered vertical fin vibration absorber installations. This proposed AD was prompted by a report of cracks and damage detected on the vertical fin absorber installation and surrounding structure during scheduled inspections. The actions of this proposed AD are intended to address an unsafe condition on these products.