Federal Aviation Administration July 6, 2021 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Monroe, NC
Document Number: 2021-14320
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-07-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface for Charlotte-Monroe Executive Airport, Monroe, NC. The FAA is proposing this action as a result of the Charlotte Class B Biennial Review. This action would also update the airports name to Charlotte-Monroe Executive Airport, (formerly Monroe Airport). In addition, this action would also update the geographic coordinates of the airport to coincide with the FAA's database. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations in the area.
Airworthiness Directives; Hoffmann GmbH & Co. KG Propellers
Document Number: 2021-14271
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-07-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2020-25-05, which applies to all Hoffmann GmbH & Co. KG (Hoffmann) model HO-V 72 propellers. AD 2020-25-05 requires amending the existing aircraft flight manual (AFM) with abnormal propeller vibration instructions. AD 2020-25-05 also requires visual inspection and non- destructive test (NDT) inspection of the propeller hub and, depending on the results of the inspections, replacement of the propeller hub with a part eligible for installation. AD 2020-25-05 also requires replacement of the propeller hub before exceeding 30 years since the date of manufacture. Since the FAA issued AD 2020-25-05, analyses of the inspection results showed that the 30-year life limit of the propeller hub is no longer needed. This proposed AD would retain certain requirements of AD 2020-25-05 and remove the 30-year life limit of the propeller hub. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2021-14269
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-07-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus SAS Model A350-941 and -1041 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report of a broken forward guide arm found during a passenger door emergency opening test. Investigation results indicated that the opening speed of the door was higher than expected, likely caused by a reduced damping due to oil leakage of the passenger door damper emergency opening actuator (DEOA). This proposed AD would require repetitively replacing certain forward and aft guide arms on the passenger door, inspecting the forward and aft guide arm support brackets for damage, modifying certain DEOAs, and repair if necessary. This proposed AD would also provide an optional terminating action for the repetitive replacements, as specified in a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which is proposed for incorporation by reference. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters (Type Certificate Previously Held by Eurocopter France) and Eurocopter France Helicopters
Document Number: 2021-14258
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-07-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2002-08-16 for certain Eurocopter France SA341G, SA342J, and SA-360C helicopters. AD 2002-08-16 required removing certain main rotor head torsion tie bars (tie bars) from service and revising the limitations section of the existing maintenance manual for your helicopter by adding life limits for certain other tie bars. This AD was prompted by the determination that another part-numbered tie bar is affected by the same unsafe condition. This AD continues to require removing certain tie bars from service and establishing a life limit for certain other tie bars. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Bell Textron Canada Limited Helicopters
Document Number: 2021-14257
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-07-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Bell Textron Canada Limited (Bell) Model 206, 206A, 206A-1 (OH- 58A), 206B, 206B-1, 206L, 206L-1, 206L-3, 206L-4, 222, 222B, 222U, 230, 407, 427, 429, and 430 helicopters. This proposed AD would require removing each shoulder harness seat belt comfort clip (comfort clip) from service, inspecting the shoulder harness seat belt for any rip or abrasion, and removing any shoulder harness seat belt from service that has a rip or abrasion. This proposed AD would also prohibit installing any comfort clip on any helicopter. This proposed AD was prompted by a report of a comfort clip interfering with the seat belt inertia reel. The actions of this proposed AD are intended to address an unsafe condition on these products.
Proposed Revocation of Class E Airspace and Amendment of Class E Airspace; Peebles and West Union, OH
Document Number: 2021-14199
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-07-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to revoke the Class E extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Peebles, OH; and amend the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Alexander Salamon Airport, West Union, OH. The FAA is proposing this action as the result of airspace reviews caused by the decommissioning of the West Union non-federal non-directional beacon (NDB). The geographic coordinates of the Alexander Salamon Airport would also be updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.