Federal Aviation Administration November 26, 2021 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Modification of Class D Airspace; Gray AAF (Joint Base Lewis-McChord), WA
Document Number: 2021-25823
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-11-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies the Class D airspace at Gray AAF (Joint Base Lewis-McChord), Fort Lewis/Tacoma, WA. After a review of the airspace, the FAA found it necessary to amend the existing airspace for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at this airport. This will also remove a reference to the McChord VORTAC from the legal description, update the airport and city name and amend the geographical coordinates for the airport to match the FAA's database.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of a Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Flight Engineers and Flight Navigators
Document Number: 2021-25763
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-26
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. This collection involves FAA Form 8400-3, Application for an Airman Certificate and/or Rating, (for flight engineer and flight navigator) and applications for approval of related training courses that are submitted to FAA for evaluation. The information collection is necessary to determine applicant eligibility for flight engineer or flight navigator certificates. This collection is also necessary to determine training course acceptability for those schools training flight engineers or navigators.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters
Document Number: 2021-25703
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-11-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Airbus Helicopters Model EC 155B and EC155B1 helicopters. This AD was prompted by the failure of a main gearbox (MGB) second stage planet gear. This AD requires replacing the MGB, or as an alternative, replacing the epicyclic reduction gear module for certain serial numbered planet gear assemblies installed on the MGB. This AD also requires inspecting the MGB magnetic plugs and MGB filter for particles, and for certain serial-numbered planet gear assemblies, inspecting the oil sump for particles. Depending on the outcome of these inspections, this AD requires further inspections and replacing certain parts. This AD also prohibits installing certain parts. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Leonardo S.p.a. Helicopters
Document Number: 2021-25691
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-11-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Leonardo S.p.a. Model AB139 and AW139 helicopters. This AD was prompted by a report of a short circuit caused by chafing of the electrical wiring in the overhead panel. This AD requires an initial detailed inspection inside the overhead panel for certain helicopters, repetitive detailed inspections inside the overhead panel for all helicopters, and corrective actions if necessary, as specified in a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which is incorporated by reference. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Leonardo S.p.a. Helicopters
Document Number: 2021-25690
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-11-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Leonardo S.p.a. Model A119 and AW119 MKII helicopters. This AD was prompted by reports of abnormal play on the collective torque tube on two Model AW119 MKII helicopters. This AD requires repetitive inspections of affected torque tube assemblies for any deficiency and corrective action if necessary; and the replacement of any affected part with a serviceable part, which is terminating action for the repetitive inspections, as specified in a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which is incorporated by reference. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; ASI Aviation (Type Certificate Previously Held by Reims Aviation S.A.) Airplanes
Document Number: 2021-25688
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-11-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all ASI Aviation (type certificate previously held by Reims Aviation S.A.) Model F406 airplanes. This AD was prompted by mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI identifies the unsafe condition as failure of a circuit breaker (CB) switch. This AD requires replacing certain CB switches and establishing a life limit for the CB switches. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters
Document Number: 2021-25687
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-11-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Helicopters Model AS332L2 and EC225LP helicopters. This AD was prompted by a design deficiency. This AD requires modifying the hoist control power supply, as specified in a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which is incorporated by reference. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., Airplanes
Document Number: 2021-25618
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-11-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Bombardier, Inc., Model BD-100-1A10 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report that the design of the spoiler control system causes certain engine indication and crew alerting system (EICAS) messages to be posted intermittently and repetitively during flight and on the ground, and flightcrews must action the appropriate checklist each time these messages appear. This proposed AD would require revising the Non-Normal Procedures section of the existing airplane flight manual (AFM) associated with the spoiler electronic control unit (SECU) EICAS messages. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Proposed Amendment of VOR Federal Airways V-7, V-341, and V-493; in the vicinity of Menominee, MI
Document Number: 2021-25608
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-11-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to amend VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways V-7, V-341, and V-493, in the vicinity of Menominee, MI. The airway amendments are necessary due to the planned decommissioning of the VOR portion of the Menominee, MI, VOR/Distance Measuring Equipment (DME) which these airways utilize for navigation guidance. The Menominee VOR is being decommissioned as part of the FAA's VOR Minimum Operational Network (VOR MON) program.
Modification of Class D Airspace; McChord Field (Joint Base Lewis-McChord), WA
Document Number: 2021-25599
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-11-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies the Class D airspace at McChord Field (Joint Base Lewis-McChord), Tacoma, WA. After a review of the airspace, the FAA found it necessary to amend the existing airspace for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at this location and Visual Flight Rules (VFR) at a satellite airport. This action removes a reference to the McChord Very High Frequency Omnidirectional Range beacon (VOR) from the legal description, updates the airport name and city, and amends the geographical coordinates for the airport to match the FAA's database.
Proposed Amendment of Area Navigation (RNAV) Routes; Southeastern United States
Document Number: 2021-25550
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-11-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend five high altitude area navigation (RNAV) routes (Q-routes), and establish a new Q- route in the southeastern United States in support of the VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Minimum Operational Network (MON) Program. This proposal would improve the efficiency of the National Airspace System (NAS) by expanding the availability of RNAV routing and reducing the dependency on ground-based navigational systems.
Proposed Amendment and Establishment of Area Navigation (RNAV) Routes; Eastern United States
Document Number: 2021-25497
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-11-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend three low altitude United States Area Navigation (RNAV) routes, designated T-224, T-258, T-323, and establish ten new low altitude RNAV routes, designated T-404, T-406, T- 408, T-410, T-412, T-414, T-423, T-425, T-427, and T-429, in the eastern United States. The proposed routes would enhance the efficiency of the National Airspace System (NAS) by expanding the availability of RNAV routing and supporting the transition of the NAS from ground-based to satellite-based navigation, under the VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Minimum Operational Network (MON) program.
Proposed Establishment and Amendment of Area Navigation (RNAV) Routes, Eastern United States
Document Number: 2021-25496
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-11-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify six existing high altitude area navigation (RNAV) routes (Q-routes), and establish one new Q-route, in support of the FAA's VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Minimum Operational Network (MON) Program. This proposal would improve the efficiency of the National Airspace System (NAS) by expanding the availability of RNAV routing and reducing the dependency on ground- based navigational systems.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH Helicopters
Document Number: 2021-25206
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-11-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH Model MBB-BK 117 C-2 and MBB-BK 117 D-2 helicopters. This proposed AD was prompted by report that a collective bellcrank-K was found incorrectly installed on a helicopter. This proposed AD would require inspecting the collective bellcrank-K to determine if it is correctly installed and has a correct position marking and, depending on the findings, applicable corrective actions, as specified in a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which is proposed for incorporation by reference (IBR). This proposed AD would also allow installation of an affected collective bellcrank-K, provided certain instructions are followed. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.