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Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2021-24269
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-11-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is revising a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) that would have applied to certain The Boeing Company Model 757-200, - 200CB, and -300 series airplanes. This action revises the NPRM by including additional airplanes that are also subject to the identified unsafe condition. Since this change would impose an additional burden over that in the NPRM, the FAA is requesting comments on this SNPRM.
Airworthiness Directives; Diamond Aircraft Industries GmbH Airplanes
Document Number: 2021-25011
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-11-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Diamond Aircraft Industries GmbH Model DA 42, DA 42 NG, and DA 42 M-NG 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 the nose landing gear (NLG) actuator attachment lever and detachment from the NLG leg. This AD requires repetitively inspecting the NLG actuator attachment lever for cracks and damage and taking any necessary corrective actions. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Skyways Air Transportation, Inc.
Document Number: 2021-24996
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-16
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 or omission of information in the summary is intended to affect the legal status of the petition or its final disposition.
Airworthiness Directives; Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation Helicopters
Document Number: 2021-24956
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-11-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation Model S-76D helicopters. This proposed AD was prompted by reports that certain Thales global positioning system (GPS) satellite based augmentation system (SBAS) receivers provided, under certain conditions, erroneous outputs on aircraft positions. This proposed AD would require replacing affected GPS receivers and prohibit installing those GPS receivers. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG (Type Certificate Previously Held by Rolls-Royce plc) Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2021-24931
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-11-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG (RRD) RB211 Trent 875-17, 877-17, 884-17, 884B-17, 892-17, 892B-17, and 895-17 model turbofan engines. This proposed AD was prompted by findings during engine overhaul of corrosion on the low-pressure compressor (LPC) front case assembly. This proposed AD would require inspection of the LPC front case assembly and, depending on the result of the inspection, accomplishment of the applicable corrective action(s), as specified in a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which is proposed for incorporation by reference (IBR). The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2021-24851
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-11-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This rule amends, suspends, or removes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and associated Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions are needed because of the adoption of new or revised criteria, or because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System, such as the commissioning of new navigational facilities, adding new obstacles, or changing air traffic requirements. These changes are designed to provide for the safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace and to promote safe flight operations under instrument flight rules at the affected airports.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2021-24850
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-11-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This rule establishes, amends, suspends, or removes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPS) and associated Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure procedures (ODPs) for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions are needed because of the adoption of new or revised criteria, or because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System, such as the commissioning of new navigational facilities, adding new obstacles, or changing air traffic requirements. These changes are designed to provide safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace and to promote safe flight operations under instrument flight rules at the affected airports.
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.
Proposed Establishment of United States Area Navigation (RNAV) Route T-374; Kotzebue, AK
Document Number: 2021-24631
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-11-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish United States Area Navigation (RNAV) route T-374 in the vicinity of Kotzebue, AK in support of a large and comprehensive T-route modernization project for the state of Alaska.
Proposed Amendment of VOR Federal Airways V-26, V-193, and V-285, and Revocation of White Cloud, MI, Domestic Low Altitude Reporting Point in the Vicinity of White Cloud, MI
Document Number: 2021-24623
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-11-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend the VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways V-26, V-193, and V-285, and revoke the White Cloud, MI, domestic low altitude reporting point. The FAA is proposing this action due to the planned decommissioning of the VOR portion of the White Cloud, MI, VOR/Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/DME) navigational aid (NAVAID). The White Cloud VOR is being decommissioned in support of the FAA's VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) program.
Airworthiness Directives; Pratt & Whitney Division Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2021-24574
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-11-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2021-05-16 for certain Pratt & Whitney Division (PW) PW4164, PW4164-1D, PW4168, PW4168-1D, PW4168A, PW4168A-1D, and PW4170 model turbofan engines. AD 2021-05-16 required initial and repetitive replacements of the low- pressure turbine (LPT) 4th-stage air sealing ring segment assemblies with parts eligible for installation. AD 2021-05-16 also required initial and repetitive dimensional inspections of the LPT case for bulging and, depending on the results of the dimensional inspections, repair or replacement of the LPT case. This AD was prompted by notification to the FAA of an inadvertent omission in the LPT 4th-stage air sealing ring segment assembly part numbers. This AD requires initial and repetitive replacements of the LPT 4th-stage air sealing ring segment assemblies with parts eligible for installation. This AD also requires initial and repetitive dimensional inspections of the LPT case for bulging and, depending on the results of the dimensional inspections, repair or replacement of the LPT case. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Amendment of VOR Federal Airways V-31, V-36, V-84, V-252, and V-510 in the Vicinity of Buffalo, NY
Document Number: 2021-24559
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-11-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways V-31, V-36, V-84, V-252, and V-510. This action is necessary due to the planned decommissioning of the VOR portion of the Buffalo, NY, VOR/Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/DME) navigational aid, which provides navigational guidance for these airways. The Buffalo VOR is being decommissioned as part of the FAA's VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) program. The VOR Federal airways V-2, V-14, V-33, and V-164 modifications proposed in the notice of proposed rulemaking have been accomplished by separate rules subsequently published. As a result, the V-2, V-14, V-33 and V-164 modifications are removed from this rule.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters
Document Number: 2021-24544
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-11-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is removing Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2021-05-02, which applied to all Airbus Helicopters Model AS350B, AS350BA, AS350B1, AS350B2, AS350B3, AS350C, and AS350D helicopters; Model AS355E, AS355F, AS355F1, AS355F2, AS355N, and AS355NP helicopters; and Model EC130B4 and EC130T2 helicopters. AD 2021-05-02 required determining whether the helicopter has been operated in a severe environment since the last inspection of the main rotor hub-to-mast attachment screws, an inspection of the main rotor hub-to-mast attachment screws if the helicopter has been operated in a severe environment, and replacement of the main rotor hub-to-mast attachment screws if necessary, as specified in a European Aviation Safety Agency (now European Union Aviation Safety Agency) (EASA) AD, which was incorporated by reference. Since the FAA issued AD 2021-05- 02, reported inspection results and further investigation have confirmed that the report of failed main rotor hub-to-mast attachment screws, which prompted AD 2021-05-02, was an isolated case which resulted from a maintenance mistake. Therefore, the FAA has determined that no unsafe condition is likely to exist or develop on the main rotor hub-to-mast attachment screws on other helicopters in the fleet. Accordingly, AD 2021-05-02 is removed.
Airworthiness Directives; Hélicoptères Guimbal Helicopters
Document Number: 2021-24541
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-11-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for H[eacute]licopt[egrave]res Guimbal (HG) Model Cabri G2 helicopters with certain part-numbered aluminum cooling fans (cooling fan) installed. This AD was prompted by a report of an occurrence of an in-flight shutdown due to a crack and subsequent failure of the cooling fan. This AD requires removing certain part-numbered cooling fans from service, or modifying certain part-numbered cooling fans before exceeding a certain total hours time-in-service (TIS), and installing newly designed cooling fans. This AD also prohibits installing any affected cooling fan on any helicopter. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Pilatus Aircraft Ltd. Airplanes
Document Number: 2021-24540
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-11-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Pilatus Aircraft Ltd. (Pilatus) Model PC-12/47E airplanes. This proposed AD results from 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 inward vent valves installed during production without chromate conversion coating on the bonding surface. This proposed AD would require modifying the inward vent valves and prohibiting installation of unmodified inward vent valves. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; British Aerospace (Operations) Limited and British Aerospace Regional Aircraft Airplanes
Document Number: 2021-24539
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-11-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain British Aerospace (Operations) Limited and British Aerospace Regional Aircraft Model Jetstream Series 200, Jetstream Model 3101, and Jetstream Model 3201 airplanes. This proposed 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 a bent control rod within the gust lock system, which may enable both power levers to be pushed into the flight range with the gust lock lever fully engaged. This proposed AD would require replacing the push rod assembly with a modified push rod assembly. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Leonardo S.p.a. Helicopters
Document Number: 2021-24538
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-11-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Leonardo S.p.a. Model AB139 and AW139 helicopters. This proposed AD was prompted by the identification of certain parts needing maintenance actions, including life limits and maintenance tasks. This proposed AD would require incorporating into maintenance records requirements (airworthiness limitations), as specified in a European Aviation Safety Agency (now European Union Aviation Safety Agency) (EASA) AD, which is proposed for incorporation by reference (IBR). The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Frankfort, MI
Document Number: 2021-24460
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-11-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Frankfort Dow Memorial Field, Frankfort, MI. This action is the result of an airspace review caused by the decommissioning of the Manistee very high frequency (VHF) omnidirectional range (VOR) as part of the VOR Minimal Operational Network (MON) Program. The name and geographic coordinates of the airport are also being updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.
Proposed Amendment of the Class D and Class E Airspace and Revocation of Class E Airspace; Hammond, LA
Document Number: 2021-24459
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-11-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend the Class D and Class E airspace and revoke Class E airspace at Hammond, LA. The FAA is proposing this action as the result of an airspace review due to the decommissioning of the Hammond very high frequency (VHF) omnidirectional range (VOR).
Proposed Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Janesville, WI
Document Number: 2021-24458
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-11-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend the Class D and Class E airspace at Janesville, WI. The FAA is proposing this action as the result of an airspace review caused by the decommissioning of the Rockford very high frequency (VHF) omnidirectional range (VOR) as part of the VOR Minimal Operational Network (MON) Program. The name and geographic coordinates of the airport would also be updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.
Proposed Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Multiple Illinois Towns
Document Number: 2021-24457
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-11-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend the Class D airspace at Chicago/ Rockford, IL, and the Class E airspace at Poplar Grove, IL; Freeport, IL; Rochelle, IL; and Chicago/Rockford, IL. The FAA is proposing this action as the result of airspace reviews caused by the decommissioning of the Rockford very high frequency (VHF) omnidirectional range (VOR) as part of the VOR Minimal Operational Network (MON) Program. The names and geographic coordinates of various airports would also be updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.
Proposed Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace and Revocation of Class E Airspace; Rochester and St. Cloud, MN
Document Number: 2021-24456
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-11-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend the Class D and Class E airspace at Rochester International Airport, Rochester, MN, and St. Cloud Regional Airport, St. Cloud, MN, and revoke Class E airspace at Rochester International Airport. The FAA is proposing this action as the result of biennial airspace reviews. The geographic coordinates of St. Cloud Regional Airport would also be updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.
Proposed Amendment Class E Airspace; Hugo, OK
Document Number: 2021-24455
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-11-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend the Class E airspace at Hugo, OK. The FAA is proposing this action as the result of an airspace review due to the decommissioning of the Hugo non-directional beacon (NDB). The geographic coordinates of the airport would also be updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.
Proposed Revocation of Class E Airspace; Carrizo Springs, TX
Document Number: 2021-24454
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-11-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend the Class E airspace at Glass Ranch Airport, Carrizo Spring, TX. The FAA is proposing this action as the result of the cancellation of the instrument procedures and closure of the airport. The geographic coordinates of the Indio-Faith Airport, Carrizo Spring, TX, would also be updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.
Operation of Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Over People; Technical Amendments
Document Number: 2021-24550
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-11-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration is making technical amendments to the ``Operation of Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems over People'' final rule, which was published on January 15, 2021. The final rule document inadvertently misnumbered regulatory text and used inconsistent language to refer to a process.
Drone Advisory Committee: Notice of Solicitation of Nominations for Appointment to the Newly Proposed Advanced Aviation Advisory Committee (AAAC)-Previously Known as Drone Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2021-24512
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces a solicitation for nominations for membership on the Advanced Aviation Advisory Committee (AAAC) previously known as Drone Advisory Committee. This solicitation supersedes the previous Solicitation of Nominations for Appointment to the Drone Advisory Committee published June 18, 2020.
Drone Advisory Committee: Notice of Charter Amendments
Document Number: 2021-24511
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces charter amendments of the Drone Advisory Committee, a Federal advisory committee that works with industry, community stakeholders, and the public to improve the development of the FAA's regulations. The charter amendments were filed with Congress and took effect on October 26, 2021. The Committee will operate for 2 years unless its charter is renewed in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act.
IFR Altitudes; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2021-24451
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-11-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This amendment adopts miscellaneous amendments to the required IFR (instrument flight rules) altitudes and changeover points for certain Federal airways, jet routes, or direct routes for which a minimum or maximum en route authorized IFR altitude is prescribed. This regulatory action is needed because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System. These changes are designed to provide for the safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace under instrument conditions in the affected areas.
Removal of Training Requirements for an Airline Transport Pilot Certificate Issued Concurrently With a Single-Engine Airplane Type Rating
Document Number: 2021-24411
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-11-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This final rule removes a multiengine training requirement for pilots seeking to obtain an initial airline transport pilot (ATP) certificate concurrently with a single-engine airplane type rating. The final rule also removes a 2014 compliance date because it is no longer necessary.
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.
Waiver of Aeronautical Land Use Assurance: Wellington Municipal Airport (EGT), Wellington, KS
Document Number: 2021-24195
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is considering a proposal from the City of Wellington, KS, to release a 0.01 acre parcel of land from the federal obligation dedicating it to aeronautical use and to authorize this parcel to be used for revenue-producing, non- aeronautical purposes.
Notice of rquest to release airport property for land disposal
Document Number: 2021-24190
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to rule and invites public comment on the release of land at the Ankeny Regional Airport (IKV), Ankeny, Iowa, under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 47107(h)(2).
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH Helicopters
Document Number: 2021-24154
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-11-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2019-05- 06, which applied to certain Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH Model EC135P1, EC135P2, EC135P2+, EC135P3, EC135T1, EC135T2, EC135T2+, and EC135T3 helicopters. AD 2019-05-06 required replacing the retaining ring, inspecting the hoist cable hook assembly, and, if necessary, replacing the elastomeric energy absorber. This AD continues to require the actions specified in AD 2019-05-06, and also requires a modification or replacement of the hoist cable hook assembly that would terminate the repetitive inspections and retaining ring replacements, as specified in a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which is incorporated by reference. This AD was prompted by a report that a hook detached from the hoist cable. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Leonardo S.p.a. Helicopters
Document Number: 2021-24153
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-11-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Leonardo S.p.a. Model AB139 and AW139 helicopters. This AD was prompted by a report of damage (burns) on the tail rotor blades (TRBs). This AD requires an inspection of each TRB for the general condition and any evidence of burns and replacement 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: 2021-24151
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-11-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Leonardo S.p.a. Model A109A, A109A II, A109C, A109E, A109K2, A109S, AW109SP, A119, and AW119 MKII helicopters. This AD was prompted by a report of damage to a rigid connecting link (rod), and loosening of the nut on the upper rod end. This AD requires a visual inspection of the affected rods for damage, cracks, or abnormal play, and corrective actions if necessary, as specified in a European Aviation Safety Agency (now 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; Pacific Aerospace Limited Airplanes
Document Number: 2021-24085
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-11-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Pacific Aerospace Limited Model 750XL 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 insufficient clearance between the engine mount, the Beta control rod, and the inter-turbine temperature (ITT) sensing probe that could lead to chafing damage. This AD requires inspecting the engine mount, the temperature probe, and the reversing cable for damage, and taking any necessary corrective actions. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Pacific Aerospace Limited Airplanes
Document Number: 2021-24084
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-11-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Pacific Aerospace Limited Model 750XL 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 chafing damage in the port wing skin caused by the fuel system finger filters. This AD requires inspecting the wing internal skin for chafing and taking any necessary corrective actions. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation Airplanes
Document Number: 2021-24082
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-11-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation (Gulfstream) Model GV and GV- SP airplanes. This proposed AD results from corrosion of the horizontal stabilizer lower bonded skin assemblies. This proposed AD would require inspecting the horizontal stabilizer lower skin and associated bonded doublers and bonded stringers, repairing the area susceptible to corrosion, and incorporating revisions to the airworthiness limitations section (ALS) in the existing aircraft maintenance manual (AMM). The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; General Electric Company Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2021-24071
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-11-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all General Electric Company (GE) CF6-80C2A1, CF6-80C2A2, CF6- 80C2A3, CF6-80C2A5, CF6-80C2A5F, and CF6-80C2A8 model turbofan engines with an installed left-hand rear mount link assembly, part number (P/N) 1846M23G01. This proposed AD was prompted by the manufacturer reducing the life limit for the affected left-hand rear mount link assembly. This proposed AD would require revising the Airworthiness Limitations section (ALS) of the GE CF6-80C2 Engine Manual, GEK92451, and the operator's existing approved continuous airworthiness maintenance program (CAMP). The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.