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Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2021-27288
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-12-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2018-09-09, which applies to certain Airbus Model A318 series airplanes and Model A319 series airplanes; all Model A320-211, -212, -214, -216, -231, -232, and -233 airplanes; and all Model A321-111, -112, -131, - 211, -212, -213, -231, and -232 airplanes. AD 2018-09-09 requires modifying the holes of the upper cleat to upper stringer attachments at certain areas of the left-and right-hand wings. Since the FAA issued AD 2018-09-09, additional affected configurations were identified and, for certain airplanes, it was determined that additional modification work and revised compliance times are necessary. This proposed AD would retain the requirements of AD 2018-09-09 and add airplanes, require different compliance times for certain airplane configurations, and, for certain airplanes, require additional modifications or reduce compliance times, as specified in a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which is proposed for incorporation by reference. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Deadline for Notification of Intent To Use the Airport Improvement Program (AIP) Primary, Cargo, and Nonprimary Entitlement Funds Available to Date for Fiscal Year 2022.
Document Number: 2021-27533
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-12-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action announces February 15, 2022, as the deadline for each airport sponsor to notify the FAA if it will use its Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 entitlement funds to accomplish Airport Improvement Program (AIP) eligible projects. Each sponsor has previously identified to the FAA such projects through the Airports Capital Improvement Plan process. This action further announces April 11, 2022, as the deadline for an airport sponsor to submit a final grant application, based on bids, for grants that will be funded with FY 2022 entitlements funds only.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; The Boeing Company
Document Number: 2021-27488
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-12-20
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; Viking Aircraft Limited Airplanes
Document Number: 2021-27409
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-12-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Viking Air Limited Model DHC-3 airplanes. This 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 fatigue damage of the wing strut lug fitting components and the fuselage to wing strut attachment (tie-bar). This AD requires determining service life limits for the wing strut fitting on the main spar and for the tie-bar and following instructions for removal and replacement of affected parts. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Daher Aerospace (Type Certificate Previously Held by SOCATA) Airplanes
Document Number: 2021-27408
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-12-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Daher Aerospace (type certificate previously held by SOCATA) (Daher) Model TBM 700 airplanes. This 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 unsafe condition that is the subject of the MCAI is ice accumulation on the oil cooler air inlet duct fin. This AD requires modifying the oil cooler air induction duct. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Leonardo S.p.a. Helicopters
Document Number: 2021-27390
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-12-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Leonardo S.p.a. Model A109S and AW109SP helicopters. This AD was prompted by the discovery that rubber protection of certain electrical wiring had not been installed in the baggage avionics bay during production. This AD requires installing protective rubber borders on the edge of the baggage avionics bay frames, 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: 2021-27388
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-12-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Leonardo S.p.a. Model AW189 helicopters. This AD was prompted by the determination that certain part-numbered fairings were never introduced into the main rotor (MR) tip lights kit design definition and were not certified for icing conditions. This AD requires replacing affected parts. This AD also prohibits, after modification of the helicopter as required, installing any affected part on any helicopter 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; Various Model 234 and Model CH-47D Helicopters
Document Number: 2021-27539
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-12-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for various Model 234 and Model CH-47D helicopters. This AD was prompted by two reports of mechanical failures of the longitudinal cyclic trim actuator (LCTA). This AD requires determining the maintenance history, and hours time-in-service (TIS) and number of lift cycles for each LCTA since last overhaul, and then requires initial and repetitive overhauls of each LCTA based on that maintenance and service history. This AD also prohibits installing an LCTA unless it meets certain requirements. Finally, this AD requires reporting certain information to the FAA. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of a Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Flight and Duty Limitations and Rest Requirements-Flightcrew Members
Document Number: 2021-27456
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-12-20
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 collection involves reporting exceeded flight duty periods and flight times, including scheduled maximum and actual flight duty periods and flight times, basic flight information (e.g., city pairs, departure times, flight number), and reason for exceedance. Reporting and recordkeeping are required any time a certificated air carrier has exceeded a maximum daily flight time limit or a maximum daily Flight Duty Period (FDP) limit. It is also required for the voluntary development of a Fatigue Risk Management System (FRMS), and for fatigue training. The information is necessary to monitor trends in exceedance and possible underlying systemic causes requiring operator action, and to determine whether operator is scheduling realistically.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Canada Limited Partnership (Type Certificate Previously Held by C Series Aircraft Limited Partnership (CSALP); Bombardier, Inc.) Airplanes
Document Number: 2021-27319
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-12-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Canada Limited Partnership Model BD-500-1A10 and BD-500- 1A11 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of in-flight engine shutdowns (IFESs); investigation results indicated that this could be caused by high altitude climbs at higher thrust settings on engines with certain thrust ratings. This AD requires amending the existing airplane flight manual (AFM) to incorporate a new limitation and revise certain normal procedures, as specified in a Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) AD, which is incorporated by reference. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; CASS Professional Services Corp.
Document Number: 2021-27350
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-12-17
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.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Falmouth, MA
Document Number: 2021-27238
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-12-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface for Falmouth Airpark, Falmouth, MA, 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 Amendment of Class D, Class E, and Establishment of Class E Airspace; Atlanta, GA Area
Document Number: 2021-27210
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-12-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class D airspace, Class E surface airspace, Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface, and establish Class E Airspace Designated as an Extension to a Class D Surface Area in the Atlanta, GA area. This action would replace the Atlanta VORTAC (Very High Frequency Omnidirectional Range Collocated Tactical Air Navigation) with the term Point of Origin. This action would update several airport names and geographic coordinates. This action would also make an editorial change replacing the term Airport/Facility Directory with the term Chart Supplement in the legal descriptions of associated Class D and E airspace. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations in the area.
Proposed Amendment of the Class E Airspace; Olney, TX
Document Number: 2021-27194
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-12-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend the Class E airspace at Olney, TX. The FAA is proposing this action as the result of an airspace review due to the decommissioning of the Olney non-directional beacon (NDB). The geographic coordinates of the airport would also be updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.
Airworthiness Directives; De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited (Type Certificate Previously Held by Bombardier, Inc.) Airplanes
Document Number: 2021-27295
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-12-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited Model DHC-8-401 and -402 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of bleed air leaks in the wing box area and failure of the leak detection shroud. This proposed AD would require removing and inspecting the affected V-band coupling and check valve seals, doing corrective actions if necessary, and replacing the coupling and seals with a redesigned assembly. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Canada Limited Partnership (Type Certificate Previously Held by C Series Aircraft Limited Partnership (CSALP); Bombardier, Inc.) Airplanes
Document Number: 2021-27289
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-12-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Canada Limited Partnership Model BD-500-1A10 and BD- 500-1A11 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report that some tie-rod assemblies may have been over-tightened during the installation of interior monuments (such as galleys, lavatories, and forward stowage or wardrobes). This proposed AD would require adjusting the tie-rod assemblies, as specified in a Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) AD, which is proposed for incorporation by reference. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2021-27287
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-12-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus SAS Model A350-941 and -1041 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report that in the event of a specific discrete wire failure, the landing gear extension and retraction system (LGERS) may not be able to complete landing gear retraction when commanded by moving the landing gear lever to the UP position. This proposed AD would require revising the operator's existing FAA-approved minimum equipment list (MEL) for the landing gear extension and retraction system, as specified in a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which is proposed for incorporation by reference. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2021-27286
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-12-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus SAS Model A300 B2-1C, B2K-3C, B2-203, B4-2C, B4-103, and B4-203 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a determination that new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations related to pylon maintenance are necessary. This proposed AD would require revising the existing maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations for pylon maintenance, as specified in a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which is proposed for incorporation by reference. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Noise Exposure Map Notice; Witham Field/Martin County Airport, Stuart, Florida
Document Number: 2021-27335
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-12-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its determination that the Noise Exposure Maps submitted by the Martin County Board of County Commissioners (Airport Sponsor) for Witham Field/Martin County Airport under the provisions of the Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act and are in compliance with applicable requirements.
Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG (Type Certificate Previously Held by Rolls-Royce plc) Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2021-27385
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-12-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting 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 AD was prompted by reports of single engine events caused by water contamination, which led to corrosion on the fuel pump that resulted in loss of engine thrust. This AD requires replacing the fuel pump 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 United States Area Navigation (RNAV) Route T-241; Level Island, AK
Document Number: 2021-27149
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-12-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend United States Area Navigation (RNAV) route T-241 in the vicinity of Level Island, AK in support of a large and comprehensive T-route modernization project for the state of Alaska.
Proposed Amendment of United States Area Navigation (RNAV) Route T-266; Juneau, AK
Document Number: 2021-27142
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-12-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend United States Area Navigation (RNAV) route T-266 in the vicinity of Juneau, AK in support of a large and comprehensive T-route modernization project for the state of Alaska.
Accepted Means of Compliance; Operations Over Human Beings, Category 2 and Category 3 Small Unmanned Aircraft
Document Number: 2021-27188
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-12-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document announces the acceptance of a means of compliance (MOC) in accordance with a rule issued by the FAA on January 21, 2021, and went into effect on April 21, 2021. The Administrator finds the Virginia Tech Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership (VT MAAP) MOC Version 1.0 an acceptable means, but not the only means, of demonstrating compliance with the requirements of Category 2 and Category 3 small unmanned aircraft systems (small UAS) operations over people.
Airworthiness Directives; Yaborã Indústria Aeronáutica S.A. (Type Certificate Previously Held by Embraer S.A.) Airplanes
Document Number: 2021-27187
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-12-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2014-16- 16, which applied to all Embraer S.A. Model ERJ 190-100 STD, -100 LR, - 100 ECJ, -100 IGW, -200 STD, -200 LR, and -200 IGW airplanes; and AD 2018-19-28, which applied to certain Embraer S.A. Model ERJ 190-100 STD, -100 LR, -100 ECJ, -100 IGW, -200 STD, -200 LR, and -200 IGW airplanes. AD 2014-16-16 required, for certain airplanes, retorquing and replacing the pylon lower link fittings, and for all airplanes, repetitive retorquing of those fittings. AD 2018-19-28 required modification of the attaching parts of the pylon lower link fittings. This AD continues to require those actions, and also requires application of a lower torque value, inspection of certain shear pins and replacement if necessary, and revised compliance times for the modification; as specified in an Ag[ecirc]ncia Nacional de Avia[ccedil][atilde]o Civil (ANAC) AD, which is incorporated by reference. This AD also prohibits the installation of affected parts. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of a New Approval of Information Collection: Computerized Neurocognitive Tests for Aeromedical Safety
Document Number: 2021-27186
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-12-16
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 (OMB) approval for a new Information Collection (IC) effort. The collection involves in-person sessions between researchers, certified pilots, and air traffic control specialists (ATCS). Computerized neurocognitive tests are a non-invasive way to measure cognitive function (e.g., attention, working memory, information processing speed, reaction time) and are used as part of the FAA's overall aeromedical physical exam process to determine if a pilot is safe to operate an aircraft within the National Airspace System (NAS) and if an ATCS is safe to return to duty. Neurocognitive tests are required only for pilots and ATCSs with certain medical conditions associated with aeromedically significant cognitive impairments (i.e., not all pilots and ATCSs are tested). The FAA needs to ensure that the tests and data used to maintain the safety of the NAS are based on the most current scientific knowledge. The purpose of this IC effort is to obtain updated pilot and ATCS normative data for the FAA's current neurocognitive test and alternative neurocognitive tests under consideration. The IC effort will be used to potentially revise the FAA's Aviation Medical Examiners (AME) Guide, update clinical practices, and assure aeromedical safety. Information will be collected from representative pilots and ATCSs across the United States, who will complete two different 1-hour neurocognitive tests. Total IC effort/time per person will be approximately four hours (i.e., to include check-in processing, informed consent, neurocognitive test-taking, rest breaks, and participant debrief).
Special Conditions: The Boeing Company, Model 737-10 Airplane; Dynamic Test Requirements for Single-Occupant, Oblique (Side-Facing) Seats Installed at a 49-Degrees With Airbag Devices and 3-Point Restraints
Document Number: 2021-27078
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-12-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes special conditions for The Boeing Company (Boeing) Model 737-10 airplane. This airplane will have a novel or unusual design feature when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport-category airplanes. This design feature is single-occupant, passenger oblique seats, with airbag devices and 3-point restraints, installed at 49 degrees relative to the airplane cabin bow-to-stern centerline. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These proposed special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Griffin, GA
Document Number: 2021-27074
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-12-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface for Griffin-Spalding County Airport, Griffin, GA. This action would remove the city associated with the Griffin-Spalding County Airport legal description. In addition, this action would increase the airport's radius and increase the extensions to the northwest and to the southeast of the airport. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations in the area.
Noise Exposure Map Notice; Naples Municipal Airport, Naples, Florida
Document Number: 2021-27051
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-12-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its determination that the Noise Exposure Maps submitted by the Naples Airport Authority for the Naples Municipal Airport under the provisions of the Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act and are in compliance with applicable requirements.
Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG (Type Certificate Previously Held by Rolls-Royce plc) Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2021-27046
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-12-15
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) Trent 1000 model turbofan engines. This AD was prompted by the manufacturer revising the engine Time Limits Manual (TLM) life limits of certain critical rotating parts and direct accumulation counting (DAC) data files. This AD requires the operator to revise the airworthiness limitations section (ALS) of their existing approved aircraft maintenance program (AMP) by incorporating the revised tasks of the applicable TLM for each affected model turbofan engine, 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; Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG (Type Certificate Previously Held by Rolls-Royce plc) Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2021-27033
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-12-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd. & Co KG (RRD) Trent 7000-72 and Trent 7000-72C model turbofan engines. This AD was prompted by the manufacturer revising the engine Time Limits Manual (TLM) life limits of certain critical rotating parts and updating certain maintenance tasks. This AD requires the operator to revise the airworthiness limitation section (ALS) of their existing approved continuous airworthiness maintenance program (CAMP) by incorporating the revised tasks of the applicable TLM for each affected model turbofan engine, 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.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2021-27055
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-12-15
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: 2021-27054
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-12-15
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; Brantly Helicopters Industries U.S.A. Co., Ltd., and Brantly International, Inc., Helicopters
Document Number: 2021-27052
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-12-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Brantly Helicopters Industries U.S.A. Co., Ltd., Model 305 helicopters and Brantly International, Inc., Model B-2, B-2A, and B-2B helicopters. This AD was prompted by a report of a crack in the tail rotor (T/R) hub. This AD requires repetitive inspections of the T/R hub and depending on the results, removing the T/R hub from service. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2021-27090
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-12-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2019-01- 08, which applied to certain The Boeing Company Model 777-200, -200LR, -300, and -300ER series airplanes. AD 2019-01-08 required modifications for galley mounted attendant seat fittings. This AD was prompted by a report that showed a non-compliance exists on some in-service galley attendant seat fitting installations, and a determination that additional airplanes are subject to the unsafe condition. This AD requires modifications for galley mounted attendant seat fittings. 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: Certification of Airports
Document Number: 2021-25979
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-12-14
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.
Airworthiness Directives; General Electric Company Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2021-27045
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-12-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain General Electric Company (GE) CF34-8C and CF34-8E model turbofan engines. This AD was prompted by an in-flight shutdown of an engine and subsequent investigation by the manufacturer that revealed a broken variable geometry (VG) actuator rod end caused by corrosion and seizure of the rod end bearing. This AD requires performing an inspection of the master compressor VG actuator and slave compressor VG actuator and, depending on the results of the inspection, replacement of the part with a part eligible for installation. This AD also requires reporting the results of the inspection to GE. The FAA previously sent an emergency AD to all known U.S. owners and operators of these GE CF34-8C and CF34-8E model turbofan engines and is now issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Bell Textron Canada Limited Helicopters
Document Number: 2021-27012
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-12-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Bell Textron Canada Limited Model 206L-1, 206L-3, and 206L-4 helicopters with certain Air Comm Corporation air conditioning systems installed. This AD was prompted by reports of damage to the drive ring spline teeth and the mating spline teeth. This AD requires visually inspecting the drive ring spline teeth and the mating area spline teeth on the oil cooler blower shaft for signs of deformation and fretting and depending on the results of the inspection, removing certain parts from service. This AD also requires reinstalling certain parts, applying torque, and aligning certain bolt holes. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Diamond Aircraft Industries GmbH Airplanes
Document Number: 2021-26976
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-12-14
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 NG, and DA 42 M-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 a loose rudder T-yoke axle nut. This proposed AD would require replacing the rudder T-yoke axle with an improved rudder T-yoke axle. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH Helicopters
Document Number: 2021-26975
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-12-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH Model EC135P1, EC135P2, EC135P2+, EC135P3, EC135T1, EC135T2, EC135T2+, and EC135T3 helicopters. This AD was prompted by reduced life limits being established for certain part-numbered tail rotor (TR) blades. This AD requires determining the total hours time-in-service (TIS) of certain part- numbered TR blades, establishing a life limit for certain part-numbered TR blades, removing from service any TR blade that has reached or exceeded its life limit, creating a component history card, re- identifying certain part-numbered TR blades, and removing any TR blade from service before reaching its retirement life. This AD also prohibits installing certain TR blades on certain model helicopters. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Leonardo S.p.a. Helicopters
Document Number: 2021-26973
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-12-14
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 reports of failed main rotor (MR) dampers. This AD requires various inspections of certain MR dampers, 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; Daher Aerospace (Type Certificate Previously Held by SOCATA) Airplanes
Document Number: 2021-26964
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-12-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Daher Aerospace (type certificate previously held by SOCATA) Model TB 20 and TB 21 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 describes the unsafe condition as cracks on the main landing gear (MLG) legs. This AD requires repetitively inspecting the MLG and performing all applicable corrective actions. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Proposed Amendment of Class C Airspace at Nashville International Airport, TN; Informal Airspace Meeting
Document Number: 2021-26980
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-12-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces a fact-finding informal airspace meeting regarding a plan to modify the Class C Airspace at Nashville International Airport, TN (KBNA). The meeting will be a virtual format via the Zoom platform. The purpose of the meeting is to solicit aeronautical comments on the proposal's effects on local aviation operations. All comments received during the meeting, and the subsequent comment period, will be considered prior to the issuance of a notice of proposed rulemaking.
Proposed Amendment and Removal of VOR Federal Airways V-18, V-115, V-222, V-241, V-245, V-311, V-321, V-325, V-333, V-415, V-417, and V-463 in the Southeastern United States
Document Number: 2021-26979
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-12-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify 7 VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal Airways, (V-18, V-115, V-222, V-241, V-245, V-321, and V- 333) and remove 5 VOR Federal Airways, (V-311, V-325, V-415, V-417, and V-463) in association with the Atlanta VOR Minimum Operation Network (MON) project in the southeastern United States. This action is necessary due to the planned decommissioning of the following five ground-based navigational aids (NAVAIDs): Dyersburg, TN, (DYR) VOR and Tactical Air Navigational System (VORTAC); Crimson, AL, (LDK) VORTAC; Malden, MO, (MAW) VORTAC; Monticello, AR, (MON) VOR/DME; and the Muscle Shoals, AL, (MSL) VOR/Distance Measuring Equipment (DME). This proposal would provide for the safe and efficient use of navigable airspace within the National Airspace System (NAS) while reducing NAVAID dependencies throughout the NAS as part of the FAA VOR MON program.
Proposed Amendment of VOR Federal Airways V-7, V-9, and V-11; Eastern United States
Document Number: 2021-26978
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-12-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways V-7, V-9, and V-11. This action is necessary due to the planned decommissioning of the Dyersburg, TN, (DYR); Malden, MO, (MAW); and the Muscle Shoals, AL, (MSL), VOR and Tactical Air Navigation (VORTAC) facilities, under the FAA's VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) program, which provide navigation guidance for segments of the routes.
Proposed Amendment of Jet Routes J-82 and J-94; Extension of Area Navigation (RNAV) Route Q-122; Amendment of VOR Federal Airways V-100, V-138, V-456, and V-505; Removal of VOR Federal Airway V-462; and Removal of the Fort Dodge, IA, Domestic Low Altitude Reporting Point; in the Vicinity of Fort Dodge, IA
Document Number: 2021-26887
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-12-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to amend two Jet Routes; extend one high altitude RNAV Q-route; amend four VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways; remove one VOR Federal airway; and remove one Domestic Low Altitude Reporting Point, in the vicinity of Fort Dodge, IA. This action is necessary due to the planned decommissioning of the VOR portion of the Fort Dodge, IA, VOR/Tactical Air Navigation (VORTAC), which provides navigation guidance to portions of the affected Air Traffic Service (ATS) routes. The Fort Dodge VOR is being decommissioned as part of the FAA's VOR Minimum Operational Network (VOR MON) program. Although the Fort Dodge VOR is being decommissioned, the FAA plans to retain the collocated Distance Measuring Equipment (DME) and Tactical Air Navigation (TACAN) portions of the navigational aid.
Airworthiness Directives; Bell Textron Canada Limited Helicopters
Document Number: 2021-27008
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-12-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bell Textron Canada Limited Model 505 helicopters. This AD was prompted by a report of chafing of the right forward tail rotor (T/R) control cable. This AD requires inspecting the right forward T/R cable and, depending on the results, removing the cable assembly from service. This AD also requires measuring the clearance between the right forward T/R control cable and the roller bracket cut out and, depending on the results, adjusting the height of the roller bracket assembly position. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Proposed Amendment of United States Area Navigation (RNAV) Route T-229; Point Hope, AK
Document Number: 2021-26843
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-12-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend United States Area Navigation (RNAV) route T-229 in the vicinity of Point Hope, AK in support of a large and comprehensive T-route modernization project for the state of Alaska.
Proposed Amendment and Removal of Air Traffic Service (ATS) Routes; Eastern United States
Document Number: 2021-26842
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-12-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend four jet routes, and remove one jet route and one high altitude area navigation (RNAV) route in the eastern United States. These actions are in support of the VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Minimum Operational Network (MON) to improve the efficiency of the National Airspace System (NAS) and reduce dependency on ground-based navigational systems.
Proposed Amendment and Removal of Air Traffic Service (ATS) Routes; Eastern United States
Document Number: 2021-26841
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-12-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend three jet routes and remove four jet routes in the eastern United States. This action supports the VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Minimum Operational Network (MON) program to improve the efficiency of the National Airspace System (NAS) and reduce dependency on ground-based navigational systems.
Amendment of VOR Federal Airways V-47, V-54, V-69, V-94, V-140, V-278, V-305, and Revocation of V-397; Southeastern United States
Document Number: 2021-26840
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-12-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways V-47, V-54, V-69, V-94, V-140, V-278, V-305, and remove V-397, in association with the Graceland VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) project in the southeastern United States. This action is necessary due to the planned decommissioning of the following ground- based navigation aids: Dyersburg, TN, (DYR) VOR Tactical Air Navigation (VORTAC); Malden, MO, (MAW) VORTAC; Monticello, AR, (MON) VOR/DME; and the Muscle Shoals, AL, (MSL) VORTAC.