Federal Aviation Administration November 8, 2021 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2021-24447
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-11-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2021-18- 08, which applied to all Airbus SAS Model A319-171N airplanes; Model A320-271N, -272N, and -273N airplanes; and Model A321-271N, -272N, - 271NX, and -272NX airplanes. AD 2021-18-08 required repetitive inspections of the pylon/engine interface rods for damage, and applicable corrective actions, as specified in European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD 2021-0177. AD 2021-18-08 also provided for limited installation of affected parts under certain conditions. Since the FAA issued AD 2021-18-08, operators reported that the requirements of EASA AD 2021-0177 were unclear. This AD retains the requirements of AD 2021-18-08, with clarified instructions, as specified in an EASA AD, which is incorporated by reference. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Notice of Release of Land Affecting Federal Grant Assurance Obligations at Brown Field Municipal Airport, San Diego, San Diego County, California
Document Number: 2021-24351
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is considering a proposal and invites public comment to change a portion of the airport from aeronautical use to non-aeronautical use at Brown Field Municipal Airport, San Diego, San Diego County, California. The proposal consists of 51 parcels containing approximately 197.96 acres of airport land, located on the airfield.
Notice of Intent of Waiver with Respect to Land; Dayton-Wright Brothers Airport, Dayton, OH
Document Number: 2021-24319
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is considering a proposal to change 5 acres of airport land from aeronautical use to non-aeronautical use and to authorize the lease of airport property located at Dayton-Wright Brother Airport, Dayton, OH. The aforementioned land is not needed for aeronautical use. The subject property is vacant land located on the southeast corner of North Springboro Pike and Austin Boulevard. The property is proposed to be leased to an existing airport tenant for the non-aeronautical expansion of an office complex.
Proposed Amendment of United States Area Navigation (RNAV) Route T-215; Central United States
Document Number: 2021-24279
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-11-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend United States Area Navigation (RNAV) route T-215 in the central United States due to the decommissioning of the Holston Mountain, TN, (HMV) VHF Omnidirectional Range Tactical Air Navigation (VORTAC), and the Hazard, KY, (AZQ) Distance Measuring Equipment (DME) in support of the VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Minimum Operational Network (MON) program. Additionally, this action would extend T-215 to the north and south of its current limits to expand the availability of RNAV in the National Airspace System (NAS).
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2021-24225
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-11-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2005-05- 18, which applied to certain The Boeing Company Model 737-600, -700, - 700C, -800, and -900 series airplanes. AD 2005-05-18 required repetitive inspections for cracking of the webs of the aft pressure bulkhead at a certain body station, and corrective action if necessary. This AD was prompted by cracking found in that inspection area on airplanes not identified in the applicability of AD 2005-05-18. This AD retains the requirements of AD 2005-05-18, revises the applicability to include additional airplanes, and adds an inspection for existing repairs on the newly added airplanes. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Proposed Amendment and Removal of Area Navigation (RNAV) Routes; South-Central FL Metroplex Project.
Document Number: 2021-24191
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-11-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend 11 low altitude United States Area Navigation (RNAV) T-routes, and remove 1 T-route, in support of the South-Central FL Metroplex Project. The proposed route changes would expand the availability of RNAV routing in support of transitioning the National Airspace System (NAS) from ground-based to satellite-based navigation.
Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG (Type Certificate Previously Held by Rolls-Royce Deutschland GmbH, Formerly BMW Rolls-Royce GmbH) Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2021-24182
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-11-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG (RRD) BR700-710A2-20 model turbofan engines. This AD was prompted by flight data obtained from airplanes equipped with certain Rockwell Collins avionics and auto- throttle systems that demonstrated significant oscillation of the engine rotor revolution speed during flight. This AD requires initial and repetitive recalculation of the consumed and remaining service life of certain life-limited parts (LLPs). This AD also requires removal of an LLP prior to its approved life limit or within 90 days after the effective date of this AD, whichever occurs later. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Proposed Amendment of United States Area Navigation (RNAV) Routes T-212, T-216, T-218, and T-221; Eastern United States
Document Number: 2021-24174
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-11-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend United States Area Navigation (RNAV) routes T-212, T-216, T-218, and T-221 in the eastern United States. The proposed route changes would add RNAV waypoints (WP) to replace VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) navigation aids (NAVAIDS) that are scheduled for decommissioning under the FAA's VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) program.
Airworthiness Directives; Viking Air Limited (Type Certificate Previously Held by Bombardier, Inc., de Havilland, Inc.) Airplanes
Document Number: 2021-24102
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-11-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 80- 13-10, AD 80-13-12 R1, and AD 2008-03-01, which apply to certain de Havilland (type certificate now held by Viking Air Limited) Model DHC- 6-1, DHC-6-100, DHC-6-200, and DHC-6-300 airplanes. AD 80-13-10 requires repetitively inspecting the main landing gear (MLG) legs for cracks and corrosion. AD 80-13-12 R1 requires repetitively inspecting each engine nacelle lower longeron for cracks and buckling. AD 2008-03- 01 requires incorporating inspections, modifications, and life limits of certain structural components into the aircraft maintenance program. Since the FAA issued those ADs, new and more restrictive airworthiness limitations have been issued for certain structural components. This proposed AD would require incorporating into maintenance records new or revised life limits, modification limits, and inspection or overhaul intervals. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.