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Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Portsmouth, NH
Document Number: 2021-21631
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-10-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class D airspace and Class E airspace for Portsmouth International Airport at Pease, Portsmouth, NH, due to the decommissioning of the PEASE Very High Frequency Omnidirectional Range Collocated with Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/DME) and cancellation of the standard instrument associated approach procedures (SIAPs). This action also updates the airport's name and geographic coordinates. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations in the area.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Merck & Co., Inc.
Document Number: 2021-21641
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-05
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; Insitu, Inc.
Document Number: 2021-21640
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-05
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; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2021-21627
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-10-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus SAS Model A310 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by a determination that new or more restrictive maintenance requirements and airworthiness limitations are necessary. This AD requires revising the existing maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations, 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.
Notice of Intent To Release Certain Properties From All Terms, Conditions, Reservations and Restrictions of a Release Agreement Between the City of Fernandina Beach and the United States of America for a Parcel Previously Included in the Fernandina Beach Municipal Airport Property, Fernandina, FL
Document Number: 2021-21621
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA hereby provides notice of intent to release 2.63 acres near the Fernandina Beach Municipal Airport, Fernandina Beach, FL from the restrictions and reservations as contained in a Release Agreement between the United States of America and the City of Fernandina Beach, dated Novermber 24, 1954. The subject parcel is located on the Northwest Corner of Amelia Island Parkway and Amelia Road, north of the Fernandina Beach Municipal Airport in Nassau County. The subject parcel is defined as Nassau County, Florida, Parcel #06-2N-28-0000-0001-0010.
Airworthiness Directives; ATR-GIE Avions de Transport Régional Airplanes
Document Number: 2021-21620
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-10-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all ATR-GIE Avions de Transport R[eacute]gional Model ATR42-500 and ATR72- 212A airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports indicating that certain Thales global positioning system (GPS) satellite based augmentation system (SBAS) receivers provided, under certain conditions, erroneous outputs on aircraft positions. This AD requires replacing affected GPS SBAS receivers with new, improved receivers, 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.
Notice of Submission Deadline for Schedule Information for Chicago O'Hare International Airport, John F. Kennedy International Airport, Los Angeles International Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport, and San Francisco International Airport for the Summer 2022 Scheduling Season
Document Number: 2021-21675
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Under this notice, the FAA announces the submission deadline of October 7, 2021, for Summer 2022 flight schedules at Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD), John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), and San Francisco International Airport (SFO).
Special Conditions: Boeing Commercial Airplanes Model 777-9 Airplane; Operation Without Normal Electrical Power
Document Number: 2021-21540
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-10-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Boeing Commercial Airplanes (Boeing) Model 777-9 series 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 electrical and electronic systems that perform critical functions, the loss of which could be catastrophic to the airplane. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These 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.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Chester, SC, Lancaster, SC, Waxhaw, NC, and Lincolnton, NC
Document Number: 2021-21494
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-10-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface for Chester Catawba Regional Airport, Chester, SC; Lancaster County-McWhirter Field Airport, Lancaster, SC; JAARS- Townsend Airport, Waxhaw, NC; and Lincolnton-Lincoln County Regional Airport, Lincolnton, NC. The FAA is making this action as a result of the Charlotte Class B Biennial Review. This action updates the airport names of Chester Catawba Regional Airport, JAARS-Townsend Airport, and Lincolnton-Lincoln County Regional Airport. In addition, this action updates the geographic coordinates of Lancaster County-McWhirter Field Airport and Lincolnton-Lincoln County Regional Airport to coincide with the FAA's database. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations in the area.
Airworthiness Directives; Saab AB, Support and Services (Formerly Known as Saab AB, Saab Aeronautics) Airplanes
Document Number: 2021-21480
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-10-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2020-07-17, which applies to all Saab AB, Support and Services Model SAAB 2000 airplanes. AD 2020-07-17 requires revising the existing maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations. Since the FAA issued AD 2020-07-17, the FAA has determined that new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations are necessary. This proposed AD would require revising the existing maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations, 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of a Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Renewal of AVIATOR (Automated Vacancy Information Access Tool for Online Referral) Customer Satisfaction Survey
Document Number: 2021-21476
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-04
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 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 February 2, 2021. Note, the publication is referenced under ``OMB-0076'' in error; it should have indicated ``OMB-2120- 0699''. The collection involves on-line, electronic applicant (customer) answers to standard survey questions. The questions are presented as multiple-choice selections and free-form text areas where applicants can choose their desired answer and, if they wish, add additional comments. The information to be collected will be used to and is necessary to gage the level of user satisfaction with the AVIATOR (Automated Vacancy Information Access Tool for Online Referral) system. Additionally, the surveys are used to obtain benchmarking and feedback to ensure quality.
Amendment of J-107, J-515, and V-181; Establishment of T-407; and Revocation of the Humboldt, MN, Domestic Low Altitude Reporting Point; Northcentral United States
Document Number: 2021-21475
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-10-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Jet Routes J-107 and J-515, and VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal Airway V-181; establishes low altitude Area Navigation (RNAV) route, T-407; and revokes the Humboldt, MN, Domestic Low Altitude Reporting Point, in the northcentral United States. This action is necessary due to the planned decommissioning of the VOR portion of the Humboldt, MN, VOR/Tactical Air Navigation (VORTAC). The Humboldt VOR, which provides navigation guidance to portions of the affected Air Traffic Service (ATS) routes, is being decommissioned as part of the FAA's VOR Minimum Operational Network (VOR MON) program.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2021-21470
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-10-04
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: 2021-21469
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-10-04
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.
Airspace Designations; Incorporation by Reference Amendments
Document Number: 2021-21351
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-10-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action incorporates certain airspace designation amendments into FAA Order JO 7400.11F, dated August 10, 2021, and effective September 15, 2021, for incorporation by reference.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Commercial Space Transportation Licensing Regulations
Document Number: 2021-21394
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-01
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 collection involves information used to make a safety determination on proposed modifications and renewals of expendable launch vehicles. The information to be collected will be used to make licensing determinations.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Bangor, ME
Document Number: 2021-21348
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-10-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface in Bangor, ME by establishing airspace for Eastern Maine Medical Center Heliport, to accommodate new area navigation (RNAV) global positioning system (GPS) standard instrument approach procedures (SIAPs) serving this heliport. Also, this action amends the existing Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Bangor International Airport by omitting the Bangor VORTAC from the airport description.
Revocation of Class E Airspace: Standish, MI
Document Number: 2021-21232
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-10-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA published the same final action twice, on August 31, 2021, and again on September 8, 2021. The FAA is withdrawing the first publication.
Revocation of Class E Airspace: Port Huron, MI
Document Number: 2021-21227
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-10-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA published the same final action twice, on September 1, 2021, and again on September 9, 2021. The FAA is withdrawing the first publication.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Pocahontas, IA
Document Number: 2021-21226
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-10-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA published the same final action twice, on August 31, 2021, and again on September 7, 2021. The FAA is withdrawing the first publication.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Scott City, KS
Document Number: 2021-21225
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-10-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA published the same final action twice, on August 31, 2021, and again on September 8, 2021. The FAA is withdrawing the first publication.
Update to Investigative and Enforcement Procedures
Document Number: 2021-19948
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-10-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This final rule amends the procedural rules governing FAA investigations and enforcement actions. The revisions include updates to statutory and regulatory references, updates to agency organizational structure, elimination of inconsistencies, clarification of ambiguity, increases in efficiency, and improved readability.
Notice of Release From Federal Grant Assurance Obligations Hayfork Airport, Hayfork, Trinity County, California
Document Number: 2021-21327
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is considering a proposal and invites public comment on the application for release of approximately 1.33 acres of airport property at Hayfork Airport, Hayfork, California, from all conditions contained in Grant Agreement Assurances since the land is not needed for airport purposes. The property is located approximately 2,400-feet east ad 135-feet south of the Hayfork Airport Runway 25 threshold.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: License Requirements for Operation of a Launch Site
Document Number: 2021-21279
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-30
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 to be collected includes data required for performing launch site location analysis. The launch site license is valid for a period of 5 years. Respondents are licensees authorized to operate sites.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Salem, MO
Document Number: 2021-21246
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-09-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Salem Memorial Airport, Salem, MO. This action is the result of an airspace review caused by the decommissioning of the Maples very high frequency (VHF) omnidirectional range (VOR) as part of the VOR Minimal Operational Network (MON) Program.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Newton, KS
Document Number: 2021-21245
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-09-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends the Class E airspace at Newton-City-County Airport, Newton, KS. This action is the result of an airspace review caused by the decommissioning of the Newton non-directional beacon (NDB). The geographic coordinates of the airport are also being updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters
Document Number: 2021-21199
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-09-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2020-21-01, which applies to certain Airbus Helicopters Model AS-365N2, AS 365N3, EC 155B, EC155B1, and SA-365N1 helicopters. AD 2020-21-01 requires modifying the main gearbox (MGB) tail rotor (T/R) drive flange installation. Since the FAA issued AD 2020-21-01, the FAA has determined that additional helicopters are affected by the unsafe condition. This proposed AD would continue to require modifying the MGB T/R drive flange installation, and would also include new helicopters in the applicability for the required actions. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters
Document Number: 2021-21117
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-09-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2020-24- 03, which applied to certain Airbus Helicopters Model AS350B, AS350BA, AS350B1, AS350B2, AS350D, AS355E, AS355F, AS355F1, and AS355F2 helicopters. AD 2020-24-03 required testing the UP/DOWN switches of a certain part-numbered DUNLOP cyclic stick grip, installing a placard, and revising the existing Rotorcraft Flight Manual (RFM) for your helicopter, or removing the DUNLOP cyclic stick grip. This AD retains some requirements of AD 2020-24-03 and also requires incorporating a new modification, and removing the placard and the RFM amendment installed previously as required by AD 2020-24-03. The additional actions are required as specified in a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which is incorporated by reference. This AD was prompted by the development of a modification (MOD) procedure by Airbus Helicopters for the electrical wiring of the hoist control of the DUNLOP cyclic stick. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Hélicoptères Guimbal Helicopters
Document Number: 2021-21116
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-09-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain H[eacute]licopt[egrave]res Guimbal Model CABRI G2 helicopters. This AD was prompted by a report that, during scheduled maintenance on two helicopters, cracks were found on a certain main rotor (MR) non- rotating scissor link. This AD requires replacing an affected MR non- rotating scissor link with a serviceable part. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Honda Aircraft Company, LLC Airplanes
Document Number: 2021-21104
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-09-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Honda Aircraft Company, LLC (Honda) Model HA-420 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report of in-flight smoke and fire that initiated from the windshield heat power wire braid. This proposed AD would require incorporating temporary revisions into the airplane flight manual (AFM) and the quick reference handbook (QRH) that modify procedures for windshield heat operation until the affected windshield assemblies are replaced. The FAA proposes this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Leonardo S.p.a. Helicopters
Document Number: 2021-21102
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-09-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Leonardo S.p.a. Model A109S and AW109SP helicopters. This proposed 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 proposed AD would require 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 proposed for incorporation by reference (IBR). The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; RUAG Aerospace Services GmbH (Type Certificate Previously Held by Dornier Luftfahrt GmbH) Airplanes
Document Number: 2021-21097
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-09-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2007-02- 13, which applied to certain Dornier Luftfahrt GmbH (type certificate currently held by RUAG Aerospace Services GmbH) Model Dornier 228-212 airplanes. AD 2007-02-13 required inspecting the landing gear carbon brake assembly. This AD requires inspecting certain carbon brake assemblies and corrective actions if necessary. This AD was prompted by mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI identifies the unsafe condition as loose bolts and nuts on the landing gear carbon brake assembly. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; DG Flugzeugbau GmbH Gliders
Document Number: 2021-21095
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-09-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all DG Flugzeugbau GmbH Models DG-808C and DG-1000T gliders. 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 damaged fuel hoses due to environmental and fatigue deterioration. This AD requires inspecting the polyurethane (PU) fuel hoses, replacing the PU fuel hoses if there is damage, and establishing a life limit for the PU fuel hoses. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Goodrich Externally-Mounted Hoist Assemblies
Document Number: 2021-21076
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-09-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is revising a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) for various model helicopters with certain part-numbered Goodrich externally-mounted hoist assemblies (hoists) installed. This action revises the NPRM by adding a figure and revising certain requirements. The FAA is proposing this airworthiness directive (AD) to address the unsafe condition on these products. Since some of these actions would impose an additional burden over those in the NPRM, the agency is requesting comments on this SNPRM.
Airworthiness Directives; Arrow Falcon Exporters, Inc. (Previously Utah State University); California Department of Forestry; Firefly Aviation Helicopter Services (Previously Erickson Air-Crane Co.); Garlick Helicopters, Inc.; Global Helicopter Technology, Inc.; Hagglund Helicopters, LLC (Previously Western International Aviation, Inc.); International Helicopters, Inc.; Precision Helicopters, LLC; Robinson Air Crane, Inc.; San Joaquin Helicopters (Previously Hawkins and Powers Aviation, Inc.); S.M.&T. Aircraft (Previously US Helicopters, Inc., UNC Helicopter, Inc., Southern Aero Corporation, and Wilco Aviation); Smith Helicopters; Southern Helicopter, Inc.; Southwest Florida Aviation International, Inc. (Previously Jamie R. Hill and Southwest Florida Aviation); Tamarack Helicopters, Inc. (Previously Ranger Helicopter Services, Inc.); US Helicopter, Inc. (Previously UNC Helicopter, Inc.); West Coast Fabrication; and Williams Helicopter Corporation (Previously Scott Paper Co.) Model AH-1G, AH-1S, HH-1K, TH-1F,
Document Number: 2021-21050
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-09-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is withdrawing a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) that proposed to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) AD 2002-20-01, which applies to certain Model HH-1K, TH-1F, TH-1L, UH-1A, UH-1B, UH- 1E, UH-1F, UH-1H, UH-1L, and UH-1P helicopters; and Southwest Florida Aviation Model SW204, SW204HP, SW205, and SW205A-1 helicopters, manufactured by Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc. (BHTI) for the Armed Forces of the United States. The NPRM would have required removing certain serial-numbered tension-torsion (TT) straps from service, reducing the retirement life for other TT straps, and establishing a retirement life in terms of calendar time in addition to hours time-in- service (TIS) for certain other affected TT straps. The NPRM also would have added two model helicopters to the applicability of the AD. The NPRM was prompted by fatigue cracking in certain TT straps that have stainless steel filament windings and a determination that corrosion damage, which is related to calendar time, necessitated a calendar time retirement life for certain TT straps in addition to the retirement life based on hours TIS. The NPRM was also prompted by fatigue cracking in other TT straps with encased thin stainless steel plates. Since issuance of the NPRM, the FAA has re-reviewed the available information and determined that the totality of the available information does not support issuance of a final rule. Accordingly, the NPRM is withdrawn.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2021-20804
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-09-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2020-18-04, which applies to all Airbus SAS Model A350-941 and -1041 airplanes. AD 2020-18-04 requires a one-time health check of the slat power control unit (PCU) torque sensing unit (TSU), a detailed inspection of the slat transmission systems, corrective actions if necessary, and track 12 slat gear rotary actuator (SGRA) water drainage and vent plug cleaning. Since the FAA issued AD 2020-18-04, it has been determined that the one-time health check must be repetitive instead to monitor the TSU wear, and that the water drainage and vent plug cleaning is no longer required. This proposed AD would require repetitive health checks of the slat PCU TSU, a detailed visual inspection of the slat transmission systems, and corrective actions if necessary; 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.
Notice of Intent of Waiver With Respect to Land; Brookings Regional Airport
Document Number: 2021-21089
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is considering a proposal to change 1.44 acres of airport land from aeronautical use to non-aeronautical use and to authorize the sale of airport property located at Brookings Regional Airport, Brookings, South Dakota. The aforementioned land is not needed for aeronautical use. The property is located approximately 6 miles south east of the airport, on the north side of 217th Street between 475th Ave. and 476th Ave., just east of the grove of trees. There was an FAA-owned outer marker located on the subject property, but the outer marker was abandoned when the runway it was serving was relocated and re-aligned. Currently the land is being used for agriculture and does not have an aeronautical use. The land will continue to be used for agriculture.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; 417 Drone Imaging LLC
Document Number: 2021-20999
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-28
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.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; IVM Solutions, LLC
Document Number: 2021-20998
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-28
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.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Country Club Lawn & Tree Specialist, LLC
Document Number: 2021-20997
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-28
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.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Ohana Drone
Document Number: 2021-20996
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-28
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; PZL Swidnik S.A. Helicopters
Document Number: 2021-20830
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-09-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain PZL Swidnik S.A. Model PZL W-3A helicopters. This AD was prompted by a report that displaced teeth were detected on the moveable assemblies of a main rotor (MR) blade droop stop. This AD requires removing from service the moveable assemblies from each affected MR blade droop stop and prohibits installation of an affected MR blade droop stop and moveable assemblies of affected MR blade droop stops. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Bell Textron Canada Limited (Type Certificate Previously Held by Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Limited) Helicopters
Document Number: 2021-20829
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-09-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bell Textron Canada Limited (Bell) Model 429 helicopters. This AD was prompted by reports of tail rotor gearbox assemblies found loose on the gearbox support. This AD requires repetitive torque checks of the tail rotor gearbox attachment hardware, and corrective action if necessary. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; PZL Swidnik S.A. Helicopters
Document Number: 2021-20828
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-09-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain PZL Swidnik S.A. Model PZL W-3A helicopters. This AD was prompted by a report of fractured hoist carrying assembly bracket (bracket) bolts. This AD requires repetitively inspecting the sealing compound of certain part-numbered brackets, and depending on the results, removing the hoist or removing the hardware from service and installing new hardware. As an option to replacing the bolts, this AD allows deactivating the hoist, turning the circuit breaker panel switches to the OFF position, installing inoperative placards on the circuit breaker panel switches, and before each flight, inspecting the sealing compound. This AD also establishes a life limit for the bracket bolts, and prohibits installing an affected hoist or an affected bracket and hoist unless the actions required by this AD have been accomplished. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Leonardo S.p.a. Helicopters
Document Number: 2021-20827
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-09-27
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 that, during a post-flight inspection of an in- service helicopter, a tail rotor slider assembly was found fractured, and the bushing and the actuator rod in the tail rotor servo were partially damaged. This AD requires an inspection of the rail rotor tail rotor slider assembly for corrosion and signs of circumferential refinishing and, depending on the findings, replacement of the tail rotor slider assembly with a serviceable part or repetitive inspections of the tail rotor slider assembly for corrosion and signs of circumferential refinishing, 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; Leonardo S.p.a. Helicopters
Document Number: 2021-20826
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-09-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Leonardo S.p.a. Model AB412 and AB412 EP helicopters. This AD was prompted by a report of a cracked hoist support assembly having a certain part number. This AD requires a one-time inspection of the hoist support assembly and, depending on the findings, replacement with a serviceable part, as specified in a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Emergency 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: 2021-20825
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-09-27
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 spurious in-flight disconnections of the automatic flight control system (AFCS). This AD requires updating certain ``Primus Epic'' system software, 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; Airbus Helicopters
Document Number: 2021-20824
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-09-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Helicopters Model EC130B4 and EC130T2 helicopters. This AD was prompted by a report of a jammed pilot collective pitch lever (collective). This AD requires inspecting the collective for proper engagement of the locking pin. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., Airplanes
Document Number: 2021-20805
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-09-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model BD-700-1A10 and BD-700-1A11 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of internal corrosion on the inboard flaps found prior to regularly scheduled maintenance checks. This proposed AD would require revising the existing maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate a certain aircraft maintenance manual (AMM) task. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters
Document Number: 2021-20464
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-09-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2021-16- 02, which applied to certain Airbus Helicopters Model SA330J, AS332C, AS332L, AS332L1, AS332L2, and EC225LP helicopters. AD 2021-16-02 required inspecting the locking safety mechanism of the left-hand (LH) side stairway door handle and depending on the results, corrective action. AD 2021-16-02 also required modifying that locking safety mechanism. This AD retains the requirements in AD 2021-16-02, as specified in a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which is incorporated by reference, and clarifies a certain exception. This AD was prompted by the need to clarify that exception. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.