Federal Aviation Administration January 18, 2022 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Proposed Amendment of United States Area Navigation (RNAV) Route T-232; Fairbanks, AK
Document Number: 2022-00791
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-01-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend United States Area Navigation (RNAV) route T-232 in the vicinity of Fairbanks, AK in support of a large and comprehensive T-route modernization project for the state of Alaska.
Airworthiness Directives; Leonardo S.p.a. (Type Certificate Previously Held by Agusta S.p.A.) Helicopters
Document Number: 2022-00759
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-01-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Leonardo S.p.a. (type certificate previously held by Agusta S.p.A.) Model A109A and A109A II helicopters. This AD was prompted by a report of internal corrosion on a main rotor (M/R) blade. This AD requires repetitively inspecting affected M/R blades and accomplishing film analysis and repair in accordance with certain approved methods. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Leonardo S.p.a. Helicopters
Document Number: 2022-00757
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-01-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Leonardo S.p.a. Model AW169 helicopters. This AD was prompted by a report of a broken adjustable device that is part of the pilot and co- pilot yaw pedal assemblies. This AD requires modification of certain pilot and co-pilot yaw pedal assemblies with an improved design and re- identification of affected parts, 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 D Airspace and Class E Airspace; Lawrenceville, GA
Document Number: 2022-00755
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-01-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class D airspace and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface in Lawrenceville, GA. This action would update the airport's name in both the Class D and E airspace to Gwinnett County/Briscoe Field. In addition, this action would amend the Class D airspace by creating an extension to the southwest. The Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface would be amended by increasing the radius and eliminating the extension to the east. Also, this action would eliminate the Gwinnett Non-directional Beacon (NDB) from the legal description. This action would also make an editorial change replacing the term Airport/Facility Directory with the term Chart Supplement in the legal description of the Class D airspace. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations in the area.
Amendment and Establishment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Columbus, GA
Document Number: 2022-00651
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-01-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class D airspace, Class E surface area, and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface for Columbus Airport and Lawson Army Air Field (AAF) (Fort Benning), Columbus, GA. This action merges Columbus Airport and Lawson AAF (Fort Benning) Class D airspace and Class E surface area airspace into one header under FAA Order JO 7400.11 and removes the header Columbus Lawson AAF under FAA Order JO 7400.11. This action also amends Columbus Airport's Class D by updating the name of Columbus Airport, (formerly Columbus Metropolitan Airport) and updating the name of Lawson Army Airfield (Fort Benning), (formerly Columbus Lawson AAF); the Lawson AAF (Fort Benning) Class D is amended by establishing an extension to the southeast. This action establishes Class E airspace designated as an extension to a Class D surface area for Columbus Airport, Columbus, GA. The Columbus Airport Class E surface area extension is eliminated and Lawson AAF (Fort Benning) Class E surface area is amended by establishing an extension to the southeast. Columbus Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface and Lawson AAF (Fort Benning) Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface is amended by increasing the radii and removing the Lawson Very High Frequency Omnidirectional Range with Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/DME) and Lawson Localizer (LOC) from the description. In addition, this action also makes an editorial change replacing the term Airport/ Facility Directory with the term Chart Supplement in the legal descriptions of associated Class D airspace and Class E surface area. In addition, this action updates the geographic coordinates of the Lawson AAF (Fort Benning) 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; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2022-00588
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-01-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2017-23- 02, which applied to certain The Boeing Company Model 737-200, -200C, - 300, -400, and -500 series airplanes. AD 2017-23-02 required repetitive inspections, replacement, and applicable on-condition actions for certain fuselage crown skin panels. This AD was prompted by an evaluation by the design approval holder indicating that the fuselage crown skin panels are subject to widespread fatigue damage. This AD retains the actions in AD 2017-23-02, revises certain airplane configurations and inspection locations, and adds airplanes to the applicability. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2022-00585
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-01-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 747-400, -400D, and -400F series airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of burned Boeing Material Specification (BMS) 8-39 urethane foam, and a report from the airplane manufacturer that airplanes were assembled with seals throughout various areas of the airplane (including flight deck and cargo compartments) made of BMS 8-39 urethane foam, a material with fire- retardant properties that deteriorate with age. This AD requires replacing the system tube/wire seals made of BMS 8-39 urethane foam in certain areas of the airplane. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2022-00584
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-01-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 737-300, -400, and -500 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by an evaluation by the design approval holder (DAH) indicating that the frame splice between certain stringers is subject to widespread fatigue damage (WFD). This AD requires an inspection of certain fuselage frame splices for existing repairs, repetitive inspections of certain fuselage frame splices for cracking, and applicable on-condition actions. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Amendment Class E Airspace; Bonham, TX
Document Number: 2022-00571
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-01-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends the Class E airspace at Bonham, TX. This action is the result of an airspace review due to the decommissioning of the Bonham non-directional beacon (NDB). The geographic coordinates of the airport are also being updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.
Amendment of Class D Airspace; Columbus, OH
Document Number: 2022-00568
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-01-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends the Class D airspace at Columbus, OH, to update references to the Columbus, OH, Class C airspace which has recently been updated. The geographic coordinates of Bolton Field Airport are also being updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database. This action does not change the airspace boundaries or operating requirements.
Proposed Amendment of the Class E Airspace; Watonga, OK
Document Number: 2022-00567
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-01-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend the Class E airspace at Watonga, OK. The FAA is proposing this action due to an airspace review conducted as part of the decommissioning of the Kingfisher very high frequency (VHF) omnidirectional range (VOR) as part of the VOR Minimal Operational Network (MON) Program. The name and geographic coordinates of the airport would also be updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Hereford, TX
Document Number: 2022-00566
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-01-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends the Class E airspace at Hereford, TX. This action is the result of airspace reviews due to the decommissioning of the Hereford non-directional beacon (NDB). The geographic coordinates of the Hereford Municipal Airport, Hereford, TX, are also being updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.
Airworthiness Directives; CFM International, S.A. Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2022-00509
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-01-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all CFM International, S.A. (CFM) LEAP-1A23, LEAP-1A24, LEAP- 1A24E1, LEAP-1A26, LEAP-1A26CJ, LEAP-1A26E1, LEAP-1A29, LEAP-1A29CJ, LEAP-1A30, LEAP-1A32, LEAP-1A33, LEAP-1A33B2, and LEAP-1A35A model turbofan engines. This proposed AD was prompted by the detection of melt-related freckles in the billet, which may reduce the life of certain compressor rotor stages 6-10 spools, high pressure turbine (HPT) rotor interstage seals, HPT rotor stage 2 disks, low pressure turbine (LPT) stage 1 disks, LPT stage 2 disks, LPT stage 3 disks, and LPT stage 4 disks. This proposed AD would require revising the airworthiness limitations section (ALS) of the applicable CFM LEAP-1A Engine Shop Manual (ESM) and the operator's existing approved continuous airworthiness maintenance program (CAMP) to incorporate reduced life limits for these parts. This proposed AD would also require the removal of certain LPT stage 4 disks identified by serial number (S/N) prior to their new life limits. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Special Conditions: FedEx Express, Airbus Model A321-200 Airplanes; Installation of an Infrared Laser Countermeasure System
Document Number: 2022-00505
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-01-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes special conditions for the Airbus Model A321-200 airplane. This airplane, as modified by FedEx Express (FedEx), 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 a system that emits infrared laser energy outside the aircraft as a countermeasure against heat- seeking missiles. 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.
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