Federal Aviation Administration November 15, 2021 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2021-24864
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-11-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2012-21- 08, which applied to certain The Boeing Company Model 737-600, -700, - 700C, -800, and -900 series airplanes. AD 2012-21-08 required inspecting for part numbers of the operational program software (OPS) of the flight control computers (FCCs) and installing and testing an updated version of the FCC OPS. This AD was prompted by reports that during autopilot coupled instrument landing system (ILS) approaches, the airplane did not capture or track the glideslope correctly. This AD retains the requirement to inspect for part numbers of the OPS of the FCCs, and adds a new requirement to update the version of the FCC OPS if necessary. This AD also expands the applicability to include The Boeing Company Model 737-900ER series airplanes. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2021-24835
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-11-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 747-8F and 747-8 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report of unusual flight instrument and engine indication and crew alerting system (EICAS) behavior. This proposed AD would require inspecting the left, center, and right electronic flight instrument system (EFIS)/EICAS interface unit (EIU) for certain serial numbers and replacement if necessary. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Proposed Amendment of VOR Federal Airway V-44 and Revocation of VOR Federal Airway V-446 in the Vicinity of Samsville, IL
Document Number: 2021-24696
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-11-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airway V-44 and revoke VOR Federal airway V-446. The FAA is proposing this action due to the planned decommissioning of the VOR portion of the Samsville, IL, VOR/Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/ DME) navigational aid (NAVAID). The Samsville VOR is being decommissioned in support of the FAA's VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) program.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2021-24508
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-11-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A318, A319, A320, A321, A330-200, A330-200 Freighter, A330-300, A330-800, A330-900, A340-200, A340-300, A340-500, A340-600, and A380-800 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by a determination that repetitive disconnection and reconnection of certain parts manufacturer approval (PMA) nickel-cadmium (Ni-Cd) batteries during airplane parking or storage could lead to a reduction in capacity of those batteries. This AD requires replacing certain PMA Ni- Cd batteries with serviceable Ni-Cd batteries, or maintaining the electrical storage capacity of those PMA Ni-Cd batteries during airplane storage or parking. This AD corresponds to a previously proposed AD on type design Ni-Cd batteries with the same unsafe condition on the same model airplanes. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.