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Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2022-20206
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-09-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A350-941 and -1041 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports indicating that protective caps were found on engine fire extinguishing pipes in the engine core zone (Zone 2) after airplane delivery. This proposed AD would require a one- time inspection of the engine fire extinguishing pipes for the presence of protective caps and removal of any protective caps found, 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.
Amendment and Revocation of Air Traffic Service (ATS) Routes; Eastern United States
Document Number: 2022-20202
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-09-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action corrects a final rule published by the FAA in the Federal Register on September 8, 2022, that amended jet routes J-14, J- 24, J-52, and J-68; and removed jet routes J-165, J-207, J-506, J-561, J-563, J-573, J-582, and J-585. The final rule inadvertently re- inserted a segment in J-52 that had been removed by a previous rulemaking action. This action makes an editorial correction to the description of J-52 to remove the incorrect route segment.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of a Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Survey of Airman Satisfaction With Aeromedical Certification Services
Document Number: 2022-20233
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-09-19
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 soliciting feedback from airmen on service quality of Aeromedical Certification Services. The information to be collected will be used to inform improvements in Aeromedical Certification Services.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2022-20090
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-09-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2020-12-11, which applies to all Airbus SAS Model A319-111, -112, -113, -114, -115, -151N, and -153N airplanes; Model A320-251N, -252N, -253N, -271N, -272N, and -273N airplanes; and Model A321-251N, -251NX, -252N, -252NX, -253N, -253NX, -271N, -271NX, -272N, and -272NX airplanes. AD 2020-12-11 requires revising the airplane flight manual (AFM) and applicable corresponding operational procedures to limit the use of speed brakes in certain airplane configurations, as specified in a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD. This AD was prompted by a determination that, for certain airplanes, updated flight guidance (FG) 3G standard software for the flight management and guidance computer (FMGC) has been developed to address the unsafe condition. This proposed AD would continue to require the actions in AD 2020-12-11 and would require, for certain airplanes, installing updated FG 3G standard software, and would prohibit the installation of affected FG standards, 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: 2022-20089
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-09-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus SAS Model A330-200, A330-200 Freighter, A330-300, A330- 800, A330-900, A340-200, and A340-300 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a determination that certain landing gear parts have been manufactured with improper material or using a deviating manufacturing process. This proposed AD would require replacing each affected part with a serviceable part, and for certain airplanes, re- assessing any previously repaired main landing gear (MLG) sliding piston, as specified in a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which is proposed for incorporation by reference. This proposed AD would also limit the installation of affected parts under certain conditions. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2022-20146
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-09-19
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 airworthiness tasks are necessary. This AD requires revising the existing maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new or more restrictive airworthiness tasks, 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 Establishment of Class E Airspace; Brookings Airport, Brookings, OR
Document Number: 2022-20082
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-09-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Brookings Airport, OR. This action will support the airport's transition from visual flight rules (VFR) to instrument flight rules (IFR) at the airport.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2022-19960
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-09-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2017-18-05, which applies to all The Boeing Company Model 747-100, 747- 100B, 747-100B SUD, 747-200B, 747-200C, 747-200F, 747-300, 747-400, 747-400D, 747-400F, 747SR, and 747SP series airplanes. AD 2017-18-05 requires repetitive replacement or inspection of certain fuse pins, and applicable on-condition actions. Since the FAA issued AD 2017-18-05, it has been determined that adding repetitive ultrasonic testing (UT) inspections of the fuse pin of the wing landing gear beam end fitting for any cracking and the option for repetitive replacement of certain corrosion-resistant (stainless) steel (CRES) fuse pins and steel alloy fuse pins is necessary to address the unsafe condition. This proposed AD would continue to require the actions in AD 2017-18-05 and would also require repetitive replacement of certain fuse pins at the wing landing gear beam end fitting, and repetitive inspections of the fuse pin for any cracking and applicable on-condition actions. This proposed AD would also revise the applicability by adding airplanes. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Delphi, IN
Document Number: 2022-19937
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-09-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace at Delphi, IN. The FAA is proposing this action to support new public instrument procedures.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters
Document Number: 2022-20152
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-09-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Airbus Helicopters Model SA341G and SA342J helicopters. This AD was prompted by a report of manufacturing defects on multiple tail rotor blades (TRBs). This AD requires visually inspecting certain part- numbered TRBs for the presence of a linear indication; and depending on the inspection results, fluorescent penetrant inspecting the TRB and further corrective actions if necessary. This AD also prohibits installing an affected TRB unless certain requirements have been met, 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; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2022-19903
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-09-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 707 and Model 727 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report indicating cracking in fastener holes at the center wing box and at certain positions of the rear spar and lower skin on a Model 737-300 airplane. A cross model review determined that similar cracking of the fastener holes in the center wing box lower skin could occur on Model 707 and Model 727 airplanes. For Model 707 airplanes this proposed AD would require repetitive detailed inspections of the center wing box lower skin for cracking and repetitive high frequency eddy current (HFEC) and ultrasonic (UT) inspections of the rear spar lower chord at a certain position for cracking, repetitive sealant application, and repair if necessary. For Model 727 airplanes this proposed AD would require repetitive detailed inspections of the center wing box, lower skin, and rear spar lower chord at a certain location for cracking, repetitive sealant application, and repair if necessary. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2022-19902
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-09-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 737-8 airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report that, during production, a small number of fasteners in certain locations of the center fuel tank were cap sealed on top of a black stripe of ink with a clear overcoat. This clear overcoat is not an approved surface for sealing and can potentially compromise sealant adhesion. Compromised sealant adhesion can, over time, affect the lightning-protection properties of the airplane. This AD requires preparation of the affected surface areas to ensure that there is adequate sealant adhesion, and complete encapsulation of the discrepant fastener locations with the approved production sealant. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2022-19901
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-09-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2007-10-04, which applies to all McDonnell Douglas Model DC-9-81 (MD- 81), DC-9-82 (MD-82), DC-9-83 (MD-83), DC-9-87 (MD-87), and MD-88 airplanes. AD 2007-10-04 requires repetitive inspections to detect cracks in the horizontal stabilizer, and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. Since the FAA issued AD 2007-10-04, it has been determined that certain compliance times and repetitive intervals must be reduced to address the unsafe condition. This proposed AD continues to require the actions specified in AD 2007-10-04 with revised compliance times for certain actions. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2022-19900
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-09-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 747-100, 747-100B, 747-100B SUD, 747-200B, 747-200C, 747-200F, 747-300, 747SR, and 747SP series airplanes. This AD was prompted by significant changes, including new or more restrictive requirements, made to the airworthiness limitations (AWLs) related to fuel tank ignition prevention. This AD requires revising the existing maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate the latest revision of the AWLs. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Draft FAA Policy Regarding Processing Land Use Changes on Federally Acquired or Federally Conveyed Airport Land
Document Number: 2022-19665
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-09-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice is directed to airport sponsors, consultants, and other stakeholders regarding a proposed update of the FAA policy and practice regarding processing land use changes on federally acquired or federally conveyed airport land. The updated policy confirms and clarifies the appropriate methods to document FAA's review and approval or consent for such changes, in light of amendments made by Section 163 of the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018. This policy clarifies: When reviewing proposed land use changes on federally acquired or federally conveyed airport land, the FAA will review the proposal in its entirety without individually examining components of the proposal as aeronautical or non-aeronautical; a letter of approval or consent is required for a non-aeronautical use or mixed use and the approval or consent will remain in effect for the duration of the lease term; the determination of whether the non-aeronautical use is significant will be based on the primary use of the project; FAA will only release Federal obligations when the airport sponsor proposes the sale or conveyance of federally acquired or federally conveyed airport land that meets FAA release requirements; and, FAA letters of approval or consent and releases will be documented on an airport's Exhibit A in accordance with the ARP SOP 3.00FAA Review of Exhibit `A' Airport Property Inventory Maps. This policy should be used in conjunction with FAA Order 5190.6, Airport Compliance Manual, Chapter 22, Releases from Federal Obligations; and FAA Order 5100.38, Airport Improvement Handbook; and any related policy implemented in conjunction and complementary with Airports Planning and Programming (APP) guidance. Additionally, compliance specialists will consult with FAA Environmental Protection Specialists to determine what, if any, environmental obligations under relevant statutes or regulations may apply to specific land use changes at specific airports.
Airworthiness Directives; Embraer S.A. (Type Certificate Previously Held by Yaborã Indústria Aeronáutica S.A.; Embraer S.A.) Airplanes
Document Number: 2022-19908
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-09-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Embraer S.A. Model ERJ 170 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports indicating that certain flight control electrical harnesses were routed incorrectly, providing inadequate separation from other electrical harness installations. This proposed AD would require an inspection of certain flight control electrical harnesses for incorrect routing, and modifying any incorrect electrical harness installations, as specified in an Ag[ecirc]ncia Nacional de Avia[ccedil][atilde]o Civil (ANAC) AD, which is proposed for incorporation by reference. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; CFM International, S.A. Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2022-19946
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-09-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain CFM International, S.A. (CFM) LEAP-1B model turbofan engines. This AD was prompted by multiple commanded in-flight shutdowns (IFSDs) due to inner radial drive shaft (RDS) failure. This AD requires initial and repetitive inspections of the transfer gearbox (TGB) scavenge screens and, depending on the results of the inspections, replacement or rework of the affected inner RDS. As a mandatory terminating action to the initial and repetitive inspections of the TGB scavenge screens, this AD requires replacement or rework of the affected inner RDS. This AD also prohibits the installation of an engine with an affected inner RDS onto an airplane that already has one engine with an affected inner RDS installed. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2022-19810
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-09-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2019-26- 11, which applied to certain Airbus SAS Model A319-112, -115, and -132; A320-214, -216, -232, -233, -251N, and -271N; and A321-211, -231, -232, -251N, and -253N airplanes; and AD 2021-23-15, which applied to certain Airbus SAS Model A319-111, -112, -113, -114, -115, -131, -132, and - 133; A320-211, -212, -214, -216, -231, -232, and -233; and A321-111, - 112, -131, -211, -212, -213, -231, and -232 airplanes. AD 2019-26-11 required replacing the affected bumpers with serviceable bumpers. AD 2021-23-15 required modifying the waste compartment door of each affected galley. This AD was prompted by reports that the waste compartment door opened prematurely during a test, that container/ galley end stop bumpers were damaged in service, and that additional airplanes are subject to the unsafe conditions described in those ADs. This AD continues to require the actions in AD 2019-26-11 and AD 2021- 23-15, and adds airplanes to the applicability; 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; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2022-19809
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-09-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2017-19- 13, AD 2018-24-04, and AD 2019-23-02, which applied to certain Airbus SAS Model A330-200 series, A330-200 Freighter series, and A330-300 series airplanes. ADs 2017-19-13, 2018-24-04, and 2019-23-02 required revising the existing maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations. This AD was prompted by the FAA's determination that new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations are necessary. This AD continues to require the actions in AD 2019-23-02, adds airplanes to the applicability, and requires revising the existing maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate additional 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.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2022-19808
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-09-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus SAS Model A330-841 and -941 airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report of erroneous electronic centralized airplane monitoring (ECAM) warnings for low engine oil pressure, which can lead to a commanded shutdown of an engine. This AD requires installing serviceable engine electronic control (EEC) software or EEC units having the serviceable software, limiting certain parts installation configurations, and prior or concurrent modification of EEC software, 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; Bombardier, Inc., Airplanes
Document Number: 2022-19807
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-09-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model BD-700-2A12 airplanes. This AD was prompted by a determination that the baggage bay line fire extinguishing tube assembly might not have been installed with the correct torque. This AD requires re-torqueing the baggage bay line fire extinguishing tube assembly to the correct torque values, and applying corrosion inhibiting compound on the discharge tubes. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Robinson Helicopter Company Helicopters
Document Number: 2022-19936
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-09-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2021-19- 08, which applied to certain Robinson Helicopter Company (Robinson) Model R44 and R44 II helicopters. AD 2021-19-08 required checking each tail rotor blade (blade) for any crack and removing any cracked blade from service. AD 2021-19-08 also required removing all affected blades from service and prohibited installing any affected blade on any helicopter. Since the FAA issued AD 2021-19-08, it was determined that an additional model helicopter and additional blades are affected by the unsafe condition. This AD requires the same actions as AD 2021-19- 08 and adds certain Robinson Model R66 helicopters to the applicability and adds additional part-numbered and serial-numbered blades to the applicability. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Costruzioni Aeronautiche Tecnam S.P.A. Airplanes
Document Number: 2022-19934
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-09-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Costruzioni Aeronautiche Tecnam S.P.A. (Tecnam) Model P2006T 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. This AD requires performing a detailed visual inspection (DVI) of the aileron control assembly, repairing the aileron control assembly if any crack or damage (including missing paint, nicks, or scrapes) is found, measuring the length of the screws installed on the ceiling cover panel, and replacing the screws if found to be of excessive length. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Criteria: Special Class Airworthiness Criteria for the MissionGO MGV100 Unmanned Aircraft
Document Number: 2022-20001
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-09-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA announces the availability of and requests comments on proposed airworthiness criteria for the MissionGO Model MGV100 unmanned aircraft (UA). This document proposes the airworthiness criteria the FAA finds to be appropriate and applicable for the UA design.
Membership in the National Parks Overflights Advisory Group
Document Number: 2022-19820
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-09-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
By Federal Register notice on August 8, 2022 the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the National Park Service (NPS) invited interested persons to apply to fill one existing and one upcoming vacancy on the National Parks Overflights Advisory Group (NPOAG). This notice informs the public of the selection made for the one upcoming vacancy representing environmental concerns. No selection was made for the existing opening representing Native American tribal concerns so this notice also invites persons interested in that opening to apply.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Harris Aerial, LLC
Document Number: 2022-19837
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-09-14
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; Bombardier, Inc., Airplanes
Document Number: 2022-19778
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-09-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model CL-600-1A11 (600), CL-600-2A12 (601), and CL-600-2B16 (601-3A and 601-3R Variants) airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports that during certain operating modes, the flight guidance/autopilot does not account for engine failure while capturing an altitude. This AD requires revising the existing airplane flight manual (AFM) to provide the flightcrew with a new limitation and procedure for operation during certain flight modes. 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: 2022-19750
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-09-14
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: 2022-19749
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-09-14
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; Continental Aerospace Technologies, Inc. Reciprocating Engines
Document Number: 2022-19704
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-09-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2022-04-04, which applies to certain Continental Aerospace Technologies, Inc. (Continental) C-125, C145, IO-360, IO-470, IO-550, O-300, O-470, TSIO-360, and TSIO-520 series model reciprocating engines and certain Continental Motors IO-520 series model reciprocating engines with a certain oil filter adapter installed. AD 2022-04-04 requires replacing the oil filter adapter fiber gasket (fiber gasket) with an oil filter adapter copper gasket (copper gasket). Since the FAA issued AD 2022-04-04, the FAA determined that the reciprocating engines identified in the applicability of AD 2022-04-04 are incorrect. This proposed AD would require replacing the fiber gasket with the copper gasket or the stainless steel embedded within polytetrafluoroethylene gasket (stainless steel PTFE gasket). This proposed AD would also revise the applicability to add and remove certain reciprocating engine models, update the required actions to add an additional part-numbered stainless steel PTFE gasket as a replacement part, and revise the special flight permit paragraph to expand the limitations. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG (Type Certificate Previously Held by Rolls-Royce plc) Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2022-19596
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-09-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG (RRD) BR700-710A1-10, BR700-710A2-20, and BR700-710C4-11 model turbofan engines. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of cracks on certain low-pressure compressor (LPC) rotor (fan) disks. This proposed AD would require initial and repetitive visual inspections of certain LPC rotor fan disks and, depending on the results of the inspections, replacement of any LPC rotor fan disk with cracks detected. This proposed AD would also allow modification of the engine in accordance with RRD service information as a terminating action to these inspections, 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.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Osprey Agridrone Solutions, LLC
Document Number: 2022-19838
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-09-14
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.
Notice of Release of Land Affecting Federal Grant Assurance Obligations at Paso Robles Municipal Airport, Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo County, California
Document Number: 2022-19874
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-09-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is considering a proposal and invites public comment to change a portion of the airport from aeronautical use to non-aeronautical use at Paso Robles Municipal Airport (PRB), San Luis Obispo County, California. The proposal consists of one parcel containing 22.07 acres of airport land located southwest corner of the airport facility North of Airport Road and West of Satellite Drive.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2022-19746
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-09-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus SAS Model A350-941 and -1041 airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report indicating that the vertical stop support fitting (VSSF) of certain captain's, first officer's, and third occupant's seats could fail. This AD requires modifying or replacing each affected seat, as specified in a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which is incorporated by reference. This AD also limits the installation of affected parts under certain conditions. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Proposed Amendment of V-6, V-10, V-30, V-100, and V-233 in the Vicinity of Litchfield, MI
Document Number: 2022-19472
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-09-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways V-6, V-10, V-30, V-100, and V-233 in the vicinity of Litchfield, MI. The airway modifications are necessary due to the planned decommissioning of the VOR portion of the Litchfield, MI, VOR/Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/DME) navigational aid (NAVAID). The Litchfield VOR/DME NAVAID provides navigational guidance for portions of the affected VOR Federal airways listed above and is planned to be decommissioned as part of the FAA's VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) program.
Proposed Amendment of VOR Federal Airway V-156 and V-285 in the Vicinity of Kalamazoo, MI
Document Number: 2022-19471
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-09-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways V-156 and V-285. The FAA is proposing this action due to the planned decommissioning of the VOR portion of the Kalamazoo, MI (AZO), VOR/Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/DME) navigational aid (NAVAID). The Kalamazoo VOR is being decommissioned in support of the FAA's VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) program.
Enforcement Policy Regarding Production Requirements for Standard Remote Identification Unmanned Aircraft
Document Number: 2022-19644
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-09-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
For noncompliance with the remote identification production requirements applicable to unmanned aircraft, which occurs on or before December 16, 2022, the FAA will consider all circumstances, in particular, the delay in the FAA's acceptance of a means of compliance, when exercising its discretion whether to take enforcement action.
Noise Certification Standards: Matternet Model M2 Aircraft
Document Number: 2022-19639
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-09-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is promulgating noise certification standards that apply only to the Matternet Model M2 quadcopter unmanned aircraft (UA) because no generally applicable noise standards were available for this aircraft at the time the aircraft was presented for certification. Therefore, to complete the Matternet Model M2's type certification process for noise, the FAA adopts the standards in this rule for the Matternet Model M2.
Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace and Revocation of Class E Airspace; La Crosse, WI
Document Number: 2022-19467
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-09-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends the Class D and Class E airspace and revokes Class E airspace at La Crosse, WI. This action due to an airspace review conducted as part of the decommissioning of the La Crosse very high frequency (VHF) omnidirectional range (VOR) as part of the VOR Minimal Operational Network (MON) Program.
Airworthiness Directives; MHI RJ Aviation ULC (Type Certificate Previously Held by Bombardier, Inc.) Airplanes
Document Number: 2022-19448
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-09-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all MHI RJ Aviation ULC Model CL-600-2C10 (Regional Jet Series 700, 701 & 702) airplanes, Model CL-600-2C11 (Regional Jet Series 550) airplanes; Model CL-600-2D15 (Regional Jet Series 705) airplanes; Model CL-600-2D24 (Regional Jet Series 900) airplanes; and Model CL-600-2E25 (Regional Jet Series 1000) airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report that the pressure switch gauge assembly for the cargo bay fire extinguisher container has the potential to display an incorrect pressure under certain environmental conditions. This proposed AD would require replacing affected high rate of discharge (HRD) and low rate of discharge (LRD) pressure switch gauge assemblies for the cargo bay fire extinguisher container. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2022-19442
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-09-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus SAS Model A321-251N, A321-251NX, A321-252N, A321-252NX, A321-253N, and A321-253NX airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a stress analysis on the engine structure that indicated that the fail- safe lug may not be able to sustain, during one inspection interval as currently specified in an airworthiness limitations item, the loads deriving from the engagement of the secondary load path within that inspection interval for the aft engine mount system. This proposed AD would require repetitive detailed inspections of the aft engine mount and secondary load path clearance fail-safe pin and replacement of the engine 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.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2022-19298
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-09-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800, -900, and -900ER series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of missing shims, a wrong type of shims, shanked fasteners, fastener head gaps, and incorrect hole sizes common to the left and right side at a certain station (STA) frame inner chord and web. This proposed AD would require inspecting for existing repairs, inspecting the area for cracking, and applicable on-condition actions. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited (Type Certificate Previously Held by Bombardier, Inc.) Airplanes
Document Number: 2022-19232
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-09-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited Model DHC-8-400 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report that electrical bonding jumpers had been installed on fuel scavenge lines even after the removal was required by previous AD rulemaking and that electrical bonding jumpers may have been installed in production or in service at other locations. This proposed AD would require an inspection for electrical bonding jumpers and brackets on the fuel scavenge and vent lines at specific wing locations, and if installed, removal or modification of those jumpers and brackets. This proposed AD would also require a records check to determine if certain maintenance tasks were performed and removal, modification, or rework if those tasks were performed. This proposed AD would also prohibit the use of earlier versions of certain maintenance tasks. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; General Electric Company Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2022-19400
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-09-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain General Electric Company (GE) GE90-90B, GE90-94B, GE90- 110B1, and GE90-115B model turbofan engines. This proposed AD was prompted by a manufacturer investigation that revealed that certain high-pressure turbine (HPT) stage 1 disks, HPT stage 2 disks, and stages 7-9 compressor rotor spools were manufactured from powder metal material suspected to contain iron inclusion. This proposed AD would require the replacement of the affected HPT stage 1 disks, HPT stage 2 disks, and stages 7-9 compressor rotor spools. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; General Electric Company Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2022-19397
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-09-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain General Electric Company (GE) GEnx-1B and GEnx-2B model turbofan engines. This proposed AD was prompted by a manufacturer investigation that revealed that certain high-pressure turbine (HPT) stage 2 disks, forward seals, and stages 6-10 compressor rotor spools were manufactured from powder metal material suspected to contain iron inclusion. This proposed AD would require the replacement of the affected HPT stage 2 disks, forward seals, and stages 6-10 compressor rotor spools. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Notice of Opportunity for Public Comment on a Proposed Change of Airport Property Land Use From Aeronautical to Non-Aeronautical Use at Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport, Little Rock, AR
Document Number: 2022-19464
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-09-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is considering a request from the City of Little Rock- Little Rock Airport Commission to change approximately 21.29 acres, located on the south side of the airport bordered by Grundfest Drive and East Roosevelt Road, from aeronautical use to non-aeronautical use and to authorize the conversion of the airport property.
Organization Designation Authorizations for Transport Airplanes Expert Review Panel Membership
Document Number: 2022-19541
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-09-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is publishing this notice to solicit nominations for membership on the ODA for Transport Airplanes Expert Review Panel (``Review Panel'').
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2022-19278
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-09-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus SAS Model A350-941 airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report indicating that the inflatable free aisle restrictor (IFAR) on certain single lane slide-rafts demonstrated inconsistent release behavior in aft wind conditions. This AD requires replacing an affected part with a serviceable part, as specified in a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) 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.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2022-19273
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-09-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2021-07-09, which applies to all The Boeing Company Model 747-100, 747- 100B, 747-100B SUD, 747-200B, 747-200C, 747-200F, 747-300, 747-400, 747-400D, 747-400F, 747SR, and 747SP series airplanes. AD 2021-07-09 requires repetitively inspecting all trim air diffuser ducts or sidewall riser duct assemblies (collectively referred to as TADDs) for damage, including repetitive structural inspections of the center fuel tanks for damage, and applicable on-condition actions. Since the FAA issued AD 2021-07-09, the agency has determined that the existing requirements do not adequately address the unsafe condition. This proposed AD would continue to require repetitive inspections of the TADDs for damage with revised compliance times, and repair if applicable. This proposed AD would also require repetitive replacement of the TADDs and would remove the structural inspections of the center fuel tanks. This proposed AD would also prohibit the installation of affected parts. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2022-19272
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-09-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 747-100, 747-100B, 747-100B SUD, 747- 200B, 747-200C, 747-200F, 747-300, 747-400, 747-400D, 747-400F, 747SR, and 747SP series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports that high temperature composite trim air diffuser ducts (TADD) showed composite degradation and signs of hot air leakage. This proposed AD would require a one-time low frequency eddy current (LFEC) inspection of certain center tank upper skin panels on the right and left side for any structural damage due to heat exposure, and repair if necessary. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.