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

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Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG (Type Certificate Previously Held by Rolls-Royce plc) Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2021-24056
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-11-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is revising a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) that applied to certain Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG (RRD) Trent 1000 model turbofan engines. This action revises the NPRM by reopening the comment period because the NPRM was placed in incorrect Docket No. FAA-2021-0637 instead of Docket No. FAA-2021-0662. The FAA is proposing this airworthiness directive (AD) to address the unsafe condition on these products. Since commenters experienced difficulties in commenting on the NPRM, the FAA is requesting comments on this SNPRM.
Airworthiness Directives; Honda Aircraft Company LLC Airplanes
Document Number: 2021-24097
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-11-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Honda Aircraft Company LLC (Honda) Model HA-420 airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report that the flap pushrod assemblies are susceptible to corrosion. This AD requires removing and cleaning the inner diameter of the flap control pushrods and repetitively applying corrosion inhibiting compound (CIC) to this area. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of New Approval of Information Collection: Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) BEYOND and Partnership for Safety Plan (PSP) Programs
Document Number: 2021-24083
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-04
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 for a new information collection. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on March 30, 2021. The collection involves data and report submissions by State, local and tribal participants in the UAS BEYOND program (BEYOND), and by industry participants in the Partnership for Safety Plan (PSP) program. BEYOND and PSP participants will also conduct qualitative, non-statistical surveys of the general public. The information to be collected will be used to inform FAA policy and decision-making regarding integrating UAS into the National Airspace System or to build FAA knowledge of best practices and lessons learned to share with UAS operators.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Erickson Helicopters
Document Number: 2021-24059
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-04
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, 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.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Portland-Troutdale Airport, OR
Document Number: 2021-23980
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-11-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace, designated as an extension to a Class D or Class E surface area, at Portland-Troutdale Airport, Portland, OR. This action also implements numerous administrative updates to the Class D and Class E2 text headers, and airspace descriptions. This action ensures the safety and management of instrument flight rule (IFR) operations at the airport.
Modification and Establishment of Class E Airspace; Frank Wiley Field Airport, MT
Document Number: 2021-23969
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-11-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace, designated as an extension to a Class D or Class E surface area, at Frank Wiley Field Airport, Miles City, MT. This action also removes the Class E airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface. Additionally, the action implements an administrative update to the Class E2 and E5 text headers. This action ensures the safety and management of instrument flight rule (IFR) operations at the airport.
Proposed Establishment of Class E airspace; Monticello Airport, UT
Document Number: 2021-23967
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-11-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace at Monticello Airport, Monticello, UT. The establishment of airspace supports the airport's transition from visual flight rules to instrument flight rule (IFR) operations. This action would ensure the safety and management of IFR operations at the airport.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Dewitt, AR
Document Number: 2021-23966
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-11-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface for Dewitt Municipal Airport/ Whitcomb Field, Dewitt, AR, to accommodate area navigation (RNAV) global positioning system (GPS) standard instrument approach procedures (SIAPs) serving this airport. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations in the area.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Joseph State Airport, OR
Document Number: 2021-23952
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-11-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace at Joseph State Airport, Joseph, OR. The establishment of airspace supports the airport's transition from visual flight rules to instrument flight rule (IFR) operations. This action would ensure the safety and management of IFR operations at the airport.
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.
Airworthiness Directives; Leonardo S.p.a. Helicopters
Document Number: 2021-23896
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-11-02
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 the determination that the requirement to accomplish a rated load check (RTC) on certain hoist assemblies may have been inadvertently left out of some aircraft maintenance publications (AMPs). This AD requires performing an RTC on certain part-numbered hoist assemblies with certain part-numbered hoist cables installed and corrective actions if any discrepancies are found 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.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Kit Carson County Airport, CO
Document Number: 2021-23808
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-11-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface of the earth at Kit Carson County Airport, Burlington, CO. This action would accommodate a new area navigation (RNAV) procedure and ensure the safety and management of instrument flight rule (IFR) operations within the National Airspace System.
Amendment Class D and Class E Airspace; South Florida
Document Number: 2021-23789
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-11-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action changes the effective date of a final rule published in the Federal Register on September 8, 2021, amending airspace for several airports in the south Florida area. The FAA is delaying the effective date to coincide with the completion of ongoing airspace projects in the area.
Proposed Amendment of VOR Federal Airways V-161, V-190, and V-307, and Revocation of VOR Federal Airway V-516 in the Vicinity of Oswego, KS
Document Number: 2021-23716
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-11-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways V-161, V-190, and V-307, and revoke V-516. The FAA is proposing this action due to the planned decommissioning of the VOR portion of the Oswego, KS, VOR/Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/ DME) navigational aid (NAVAID). The Oswego VOR is being decommissioned in support of the FAA's VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) program.
Proposed Amendment, Establishment, and Revocation of Multiple Air Traffic Service (ATS) Routes in the Vicinity of Borger, TX
Document Number: 2021-23711
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-11-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Jet Route J-8 and VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airway V-272; establish Area Navigation (RNAV) route T-420; and remove Jet Route J-142 and VOR Federal airways V-304 and V-390. The FAA is proposing this action due to the planned decommissioning of the VOR portion of the Borger, TX, VOR/Tactical Air Navigation (VORTAC) navigational aid (NAVAID). The Borger VOR is being decommissioned in support of the FAA's VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) program.
Proposed Amendment of VOR Federal Airways V-214, V-285, and V-305, and Revocation of V-96 in the Vicinity of Kokomo, IN
Document Number: 2021-23710
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-11-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways V-214, V-285, and V-305, and revoke V-96. The FAA is proposing this action due to the planned decommissioning of the VOR portion of the Kokomo, IN, VOR/Tactical Air Navigation (VORTAC) navigational aid (NAVAID). The Kokomo VOR is being decommissioned in support of the FAA's VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) program.
Flight Attendant Duty Period Limitations and Rest Requirements
Document Number: 2021-23253
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-11-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action arises out of a statutory mandate in the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018, which requires rulemaking to increase the minimum rest period for flight attendants in domestic, flag, and supplemental operations who are scheduled for a duty period of 14 hours or less. The statute also requires rulemaking to prohibit a reduction of the rest period under any circumstances. Consistent with the statutory mandate, the FAA proposes to amend its regulations to ensure that flight attendants scheduled to a duty period of 14 hours or less are given a scheduled rest period of at least 10 consecutive hours and that the rest period is not reduced under any circumstances.
Airworthiness Directives; Austro Engine GmbH Engines
Document Number: 2021-23842
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-11-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Austro Engine GmbH E4 and E4P model diesel piston engines. This AD was prompted by reports of failure of the high-pressure pump (HPP) driving gear and a subsequent determination that a batch of HPP driving gears may have been damaged during assembly. This AD requires, for engines with an affected cylinder head, inspection of the HPP driving gear and, depending on the results of the inspection, replacement of the HPP driving gear with a part eligible for installation. This AD also requires, for engines with an affected HPP driving gear, replacement of the HPP driving gear either before further flight or within a certain number of flight hours after the effective date of this AD. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Airport Noise Compatibility Planning
Document Number: 2021-23680
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) approval to renew an information collection. The collection involves information on voluntary airport noise compatibility programs. The information to be collected is necessary because noise compatibility program measures are eligible for Federal grants in- aid if they are provided to FAA for review and approval in advance. The respondents are airport sponsors that voluntarily submit noise exposure maps and noise compatibility programs to the FAA for review and approval.
Airworthiness Directives; De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited (Type Certificate Previously Held by Bombardier, Inc.) Airplanes
Document Number: 2021-23656
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-11-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited Model DHC-8-400, -401, and -402 airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report of cracking found on a main landing gear (MLG) drag strut assembly. This AD requires a records review to determine if an affected MLG drag strut assembly is installed, repetitive detailed inspections for cracking of affected strut assemblies, a one-time magnetic particle inspection for cracking, and on-condition actions if necessary. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Amendment Class D and Class E Airspace; Ardmore, OK
Document Number: 2021-23648
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-11-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action corrects the final rule published in the Federal Register on October 26, 2021, amending the Class D and Class E airspace at Ardmore, OK. A duplicate line of text was included in the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface airspace legal description.
Proposed Amendment and Establishment of Area Navigation (RNAV) Routes T-354, and T-421; Eastern United States.
Document Number: 2021-23566
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-11-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend United States Area Navigation (RNAV) route T-354, and establish RNAV route T-421 in the eastern United States. The proposed changes to the routes would expand the availability of RNAV routing in support of transitioning the National Airspace System (NAS) from ground-based to satellite-based navigation. Additionally, a portion of the RNAV routes would provide en route structure where VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airway segments would be removed due to VORs scheduled for decommissioning under the FAA's VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) program.
Proposed Establishment of United States Area Navigation (RNAV) Routes; South and Central United States
Document Number: 2021-23565
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-11-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish three United States Area Navigation (RNAV) routes, designated T-370, T-398, and T-419, in the south and central United States. These routes would supplement certain VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways in support of the VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) program, and would expand the availability of RNAV routing in the National Airspace System (NAS).
Proposed Amendment of United States Area Navigation (RNAV) Route T-251; Central United States
Document Number: 2021-23564
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-11-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend United States Area Navigation (RNAV) route T-251 in the central United States due to the decommissioning of the Malden, MO, (MAW) VHF Omnidirectional Range Tactical Air Navigation (VORTAC), in support of the VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Minimum Operational Network (MON) program for improved efficiency of the National Airspace System (NAS) while reducing the dependency on ground based navigational systems.