Federal Aviation Administration October 22, 2021 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2021-22785
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-10-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2020-16-01, which applies to all Airbus SAS Model A318, A319, A320, and A321 series airplanes. AD 2020-16-01 requires repetitive cleaning and greasing of affected cargo door seals (both original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and parts manufacturer approval (PMA) parts). Since the FAA issued AD 2020-16-01, the FAA determined that improved cargo door seals must be installed to address the unsafe condition, and that certain flight operations must be limited until the improved cargo door seals are installed. In addition, the FAA has issued a new AD to address the OEM parts. This proposed AD would limit the applicability to airplanes that have certain PMA parts installed. This proposed AD would retain certain actions required by AD 2020-16-01 and require replacing certain forward and aft cargo compartment door seals with new seals and installing a placard on the cargo compartment doors; and for certain airplanes, implementing an operational limitation for certain routes. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Proposed Amendment of United States Area Navigation (RNAV) Route T-372; Gulkana, AK
Document Number: 2021-22778
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-10-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend United States Area Navigation (RNAV) route T-372 in the vicinity of Gulkana, AK in support of a large and comprehensive T-route modernization project for the state of Alaska.
Proposed Establishment of United States Area Navigation (RNAV) Route T-375; Bettles, AK
Document Number: 2021-22776
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-10-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish United States Area Navigation (RNAV) route T-375 in the vicinity of Bettles, AK in support of a large and comprehensive T-route modernization project for the state of Alaska.
Proposed Amendment VOR Federal Airways V-66, V-189, V-260, and V-266; in the Vicinity of Franklin, VA
Document Number: 2021-22676
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-10-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is withdrawing the NPRM published in the Federal Register on June 2, 2017, proposing to modify VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways V-66, V-189, V-260, and V-266 in the Vicinity of Franklin, VA, due to the planned decommissioning of the Franklin, VA, (FKN) VOR and Tactical Air Navigational System (VORTAC) navigation aid. Subsequent to the NPRM, the FKN VORTAC decommissioning has been delayed until a to-be-determined date. The FAA decided that additional planning is necessary to ensure a more efficient implementation and integration with other ongoing VOR Minimum Operational Network (VOR MON) program activities, and determined that withdrawal of the proposed rule is warranted.
Proposed Establishment of United States Area Navigation (RNAV) Route T-373; Bethel, AK
Document Number: 2021-22675
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-10-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish United States Area Navigation (RNAV) route T-373 in the vicinity of Bethel, AK in support of a large and comprehensive T-route modernization project for the state of Alaska.
Proposed Establishment of United States Area Navigation (RNAV) Route T-368; King Salmon, AK
Document Number: 2021-22586
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-10-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish United States Area Navigation (RNAV) route T-368 in the vicinity of King Salmon, AK in support of a large and comprehensive T-route modernization project for the state of Alaska.
Proposed Revocation of Federal Colored Airway B-25; Gulkana, AK
Document Number: 2021-22585
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-10-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to revoke Colored Federal airway, B-25. The revocation is necessary due to the planned decommissioning of the Glenallen Non-Directional Beacon (NDB) Gulkana, AK, which provides navigation guidance for the affected route. The Glenallen NDB is to be decommissioned effective September 8, 2022 due to the high cost of maintenance.
Proposed Establishment of United States Area Navigation (RNAV) Route T-308; Anvik, AK
Document Number: 2021-22547
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-10-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish United States Area Navigation (RNAV) route T-308 in the vicinity of Anvik, AK in support of a large and comprehensive T-route modernization project for the state of Alaska.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters
Document Number: 2021-22462
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-10-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2018-11-01, which applies to certain Airbus Helicopters Model AS332L2 and EC225LP helicopters. AD 2018-11-01 requires installing a cut-out for the left-hand (LH) and right-hand (RH) rail support junction profiles and repetitively inspecting splices, frame 5295, and related equipment for a crack. Since the FAA issued AD 2018-11-01, the manufacturer has developed a modification for in-service helicopters for replacing aluminum splices with steel splices on frame 5295. This proposed AD would retain the requirements of AD 2018-11-01 and require a modification for replacing aluminum splices with steel splices on frame 5295 if cracking is found. This proposed AD would also provide terminating action for the repetitive inspections. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.