Federal Aviation Administration November 3, 2021 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Airworthiness Directives; Umlaut Engineering GmbH (Previously P3 Engineering GmbH) HAFEX (Halon-Free) Hand-Held Fire Extinguishers
Document Number: 2021-24008
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-11-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Umlaut Engineering GmbH (previously P3 Engineering GmbH) HAFEX (Halon-free) hand-held fire extinguishers (fire extinguishers).This AD was prompted by a report of a safety issue on certain fire extinguishers, where certain environmental factors may prohibit the discharge of the fire extinguisher. This AD requires repetitively inspecting the fire extinguisher, and depending on the results, removing the fire extinguisher from service. This AD also prohibits installing an affected fire extinguisher unless it passes the required inspections. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2021-23935
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-11-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 737-9 airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report of missing sealant on the left and right wing leading edge outboard blowout door. This AD requires doing a fluid seal contact inspection and a detailed inspection for missing sealant on each blowout door and applying sealant if necessary. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Commercial Space Transportation Reusable Launch Vehicle and Reentry Licensing Regulation
Document Number: 2021-23915
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-03
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 the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew an information collection. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on January 13, 2021. The information is used to determine if applicants satisfy requirements for renewing a launch license to protect the public from risks associated with reentry operations.
Airworthiness Directives; Diamond Aircraft Industries GmbH Airplanes
Document Number: 2021-23908
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-11-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Diamond Aircraft Industries GmbH (DAI) Model DA 42, DA 42 M-NG, and DA 42 NG airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by the aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as dissolved or detached fuel tank hose material entering the main fuel tank chambers, which could result in restricted fuel flow with consequent fuel starvation. This proposed AD would require removing the fuel tank connection hoses from service and inspecting the fuel tank connection hoses for damage and detached rubber material. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Southern Helicopter Inc.
Document Number: 2021-23906
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-03
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 nor omission of information in the summary is intended to affect the legal status of the petition or its final disposition.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Victor Lee & Associates Inc.
Document Number: 2021-23903
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-03
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 nor omission of information in the summary is intended to affect the legal status of the petition or its final disposition.
Airworthiness Directives; GE Aviation Czech s.r.o. (Type Certificate Previously Held by WALTER Engines a.s., Walter a.s., and MOTORLET a.s.) Turboprop Engines
Document Number: 2021-23879
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-11-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2018-16-10 which applied to certain GE Aviation Czech s.r.o. (GEAC) H80-200 model turboprop engines. AD 2018-16-10 required an adjustment of the engine push-pull control and replacement of the beta switch to prevent the propeller governor control from going to a negative thrust position. This AD requires an initial inspection and adjustment of the engine push-pull control and replacement of the beta switch. This AD also requires inspection and adjustment of the engine push-pull control after any maintenance, repair or modification that affects the push- pull control and installation of an improved push-pull control. This AD also expands the applicability to include GEAC H85-200 model turboprop engines with Avia Propeller AV-725 propellers installed. This AD was prompted by an accident involving an Aircraft Industries (AI) L 410 UVP-E20 airplane caused by one propeller going to a negative thrust position during the landing approach. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2021-23870
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-11-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2020-21- 05, which applied to all Airbus SAS Model A330-200 Freighter, A330-200, A330-300, A330-900, A340-200, A340-300, A340-500, and A340-600 series airplanes. AD 2020-21-05 required repetitive inspections of certain fuel pumps for cavitation erosion, replacement if necessary, revision of the operator's minimum equipment list (MEL), and accomplishment of certain maintenance actions related to defueling and ground fuel transfer operations. This AD retains the requirements of AD 2020-21-05, revises certain compliance times, and expands the applicability; as specified in a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which is incorporated by reference. This AD was prompted by reports of a fuel pump showing cavitation erosion that exposed the fuel pump power supply wires, and by a determination that certain compliance times need to be revised and that additional airplanes are subject to the unsafe condition. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., Airplanes
Document Number: 2021-23869
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-11-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model BD-700-1A10 and BD-700-1A11 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports that the sliding bushings in the forward engine mount system were missing. This AD requires an inspection (gap check) of the front and aft engine mounts to verify the proper installation of the sliding bushings, and repair if necessary. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.