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Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2022-19271
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 737-100, -200, -200C, -300, -400, and -500 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report indicating that a crack was found in one of the holes of the wing rear spar lower chord at the main landing gear (MLG) aft fitting at a certain wing buttock line (WBL). This proposed AD would require repetitive open hole high frequency eddy current (HFEC) inspections or surface HFEC and ultrasonic (UT) inspections for cracking of the wing rear spar lower chord at the MLG aft fitting at a certain WBL, and applicable on-condition actions. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation Airplanes
Document Number: 2022-19265
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 certain Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation Model GVII-G500 and GVII- G600 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of two landing incidents in which the alpha limiter engaged in the landing flare in unstable air, resulting in high rate of descent landings and damage to the airplanes. This proposed AD would require updating the flight control computer (FCC) software. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters
Document Number: 2022-19257
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 Helicopters Model AS332C, AS332C1, AS332L, and AS332L1 helicopters. This AD was prompted by review of maintenance instructions that showed conflicting methods of recording torque cycles for certain parts. This AD requires recalculating the torque cycles of certain parts and updating log cards; removing certain other parts from service; and applying an operational restriction on certain parts, as specified in a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which is incorporated by reference. This AD also requires incorporating the re-calculated life limits into existing maintenance records. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2022-19297
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 certain The Boeing Company Model 747-8 and -8F series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of cracking in stringers and splice fittings located at stringer splices at multiple body stations. This proposed AD would require an inspection of each free flange of the stringers at the stringer splice for the presence of radius fillers at fastener locations, an inspection for cracking of the stringers and stringer splice fittings at certain stringer splice locations, and applicable on-condition actions. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airspace Designations; Incorporation by Reference
Document Number: 2022-19291
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-09-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends 14 CFR part 71 relating to airspace designations to reflect the approval by the Director of the Federal Register of the incorporation by reference of FAA Order JO 7400.11G, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points. This action also explains the procedures the FAA will use to amend the listings of Class A, B, C, D, and E airspace areas; air traffic service routes; and reporting points incorporated by reference.
Amendment and Revocation of Area Navigation (RNAV) Routes; Southeastern and Northeastern United States
Document Number: 2022-19290
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-09-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Area Navigation (RNAV) route Q-81 to realign a portion of the route to improve traffic flows, and to remove Canadian RNAV route Q-947 at the request of NavCanada. These changes support the Northeast Corridor Atlantic Coast Route Project.
Removal of VOR Federal Airways in the Eastern United States
Document Number: 2022-19289
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-09-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action removes VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal Airways V-31, V-447, and V-475 in support of the FAA's VOR Minimum Operation Network (MON) Program.
Amendment and Removal of VOR Federal Airways in the Eastern United States
Document Number: 2022-19288
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-09-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends 4 VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal Airways, (V-7, V-9, V-106, and V-214); and removes 5 VOR Federal Airways, (V-58, V-130, V-149, V-445, V-451) in support of the FAA's VOR Minimum Operation Network (MON) project.
Amendment and Revocation of Air Traffic Service (ATS) Routes; Eastern United States
Document Number: 2022-19287
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-09-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends four jet routes and removes eight jet routes in the eastern United States. This action is associated with the Northeast Corridor Atlantic Coast Route Project and supports the VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Minimum Operational Network (MON) to improve the efficiency of the National Airspace System (NAS) and reduce dependency on ground-based navigational systems.
Amendment of United States Area Navigation (RNAV) Route T-232; Fairbanks, AK
Document Number: 2022-19286
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-09-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action corrects a final rule published by the FAA in the Federal Register on August 29, 2022, that amends 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. The final rule identified the IMARE, AK, route point as a waypoint (WP), in error. This action makes an editorial correction to the references of the IMARE, AK, WP to change it to be reflected as a Fix and match the FAA's aeronautical database information.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2022-19280
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-09-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2020-22- 03, which applied to all Airbus SAS Model A330-200, -200 Freighter, and -300 series airplanes. AD 2020-22-03 required revising the existing airplane flight manual (AFM) to incorporate procedures to be applied if an engine bleed over-temperature occurs when the associated engine bleed valve is jammed open, and provided for the optional embodiment of updated flight warning computer (FWC) software, which terminated the AFM revision. This AD was prompted by the development of new maintenance actions and software related to over-temperature failure conditions. This AD continues to require the actions specified in AD 2020-22-03, requires accomplishing the new maintenance tasks and corrective actions, and mandates embodiment of the updated FWC software for certain airplanes, as specified in a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which is incorporated by reference. This AD also prohibits the installation of affected FWC software. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2022-19279
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 A318, A319, A320, and A321 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by unclear and incomplete placard instructions for the doghouse door lock. This AD requires installing improved handling instruction placards on affected doghouses and re-identifying the doghouses, as specified in a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which is incorporated by reference. This AD also prohibits the installation of affected doghouses under certain conditions. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Noise Compatibility Program for Laredo International Airport, Webb County, Texas
Document Number: 2022-19388
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-09-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its determination that the noise exposure map submitted by Laredo International Airport is in compliance with applicable statutory and regulatory requirements.
Noise Exposure Map Notice: San Diego County Regional Airport Authority for San Diego International Airport
Document Number: 2022-19364
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-09-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its determination that the noise exposure maps submitted by the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority for San Diego International Airport complies with applicable statutory and regulatory requirements, refer to the supplementary information for details. Further, in conjunction with the noise exposure maps, FAA is reviewing the proposed noise compatibility program for the San Diego International Airport, which the FAA will approve or disapprove on or before February 28, 2023. This notice also announces the availability of this noise compatibility program for public review and comment.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2022-19459
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-09-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding Emergency Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2022-18-51, which applied to all Airbus SAS Model A330-841 and -941 airplanes. Emergency AD 2022-18-51 required revising the existing airplane flight manual (AFM) to incorporate additional limitations prohibiting takeoff for certain airplane configurations; specified airplane dispatch restrictions using certain provisions of the A330 master minimum equipment list (MMEL) or amending the existing FAA- approved operator's minimum equipment list (MEL); and required obtaining and accomplishing instructions following certain maintenance messages. Since the FAA issued Emergency AD 2022-18-51, additional instructions and maintenance procedures have been developed to address failures of the high pressure valve (HPV). This AD continues to require the actions specified in Emergency AD 2022-18-51, and also requires maintenance actions, including an HPV seal integrity test, repetitive replacement of the HPV clips, revision of the existing AFM, and implementation of updates to the FAA-approved operator's MEL, 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Advisory Circular: Reporting of Laser Illumination of Aircraft
Document Number: 2022-19318
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-09-07
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 renew information collection. Advisory Circular 70-2A provides guidance to civilian air crews on the reporting of laser illumination incidents and recommended mitigation actions to be taken in order to ensure continued safe and orderly flight operations.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2022-19221
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-09-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2015-12- 03, which applied to certain The Boeing Company Model 777-200, -200LR, -300, and -300ER series airplanes. AD 2015-12-03 required repetitive freeplay inspections and lubrication of the right and left elevators, rudder, and rudder tab, and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. This AD was prompted by engineering testing which revealed that the force being applied to the elevator to detect excessive freeplay was insufficient. This AD continues to require certain actions in AD 2015-12-03 for certain airplanes, and requires revising the existing maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, for certain other airplanes, to incorporate a revised or new elevator freeplay maintenance procedure, as applicable. This AD also adds airplanes to the applicability. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH (AHD) (Type Certificates Previously Held by Messerschmitt-Bolkow-Blohm [MBB], and Eurocopter Deutschland GmbH [ECD]) Helicopters
Document Number: 2022-19220
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-09-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede airworthiness directive (AD) 77- 04-06, which applies to Messerschmitt-Bolkow-Blohm (MBB) (now Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH (AHD)) Model BO-105A and BO-105 C helicopters; AD 2002-13-06, which applies to certain Eurocopter Deutschland GmbH (ECD) (now Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH (AHD)) Model BO-105A, BO-105C, BO-105 C-2, BO-105 CB-2, BO-105 CB-4, BO-105 CS-2, BO-105 CBS-2, BO-105S, and BO-105LS A-1 helicopters; AD 2016-25- 14, which applies to certain Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH (AHD) Model BO-105LS A-3 helicopters; and AD 2021-10-14, which applies to certain Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH (AHD) Model BO-105A, BO- 105C, BO-105S, and BO-105LS A-3 helicopters. AD 77-04-06 requires reducing the life limit on certain main rotor gearbox (MGB) supports. AD 2002-13-06 requires determining the calendar age, number of flights, and flight hours time-in-service (TIS) on certain tension-torsion (TT) straps; revising the Airworthiness Limitations Schedule (ALS) of the existing maintenance manual; removing and replacing each TT strap that has exceeded its life limit, or if the TT strap's total hours TIS or number of flights and age are not known; and modifying certain parts. AD 2016-25-14 requires establishing a life limit for certain TT straps and removing certain parts that have exceeded the new life limit. AD 2021-10-14 requires replacement of certain TT straps with serviceable parts, and implementation of a new storage life limit for certain TT straps. Since the FAA issued those ADs, new and more restrictive airworthiness limitations have been issued. This proposed AD would require incorporating into existing maintenance records requirements (airworthiness limitations) as specified in a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which is proposed for incorporation by reference (IBR). This proposed AD would also prohibit the installation of certain part-numbered TT straps. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; General Electric Company Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2022-19189
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-09-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain General Electric Company (GE) GEnx-1B model turbofan engines. This AD was prompted by several reports of fuel leaks caused by high cycle fatigue (HCF) cracks found at the braze joints on fuel manifolds, and the subsequent manufacturer redesign of the high-pressure turbine (HPT) fuel hose variable stator vane (VSV) manifold, VSV fuel hose manifold, low-pressure turbine (LPT) fuel hose variable bleed valve (VBV) manifold, and VBV fuel hose manifold. This AD requires removal and replacement of the fuel hydraulic lines. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Piaggio Aero Industries S.p.A Airplanes
Document Number: 2022-19055
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-09-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Piaggio Aero Industries S.p.A. (Piaggio) Model P-180 airplanes. This AD is 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 altimetry system errors in the air data computers (ADCs) and stand-by instrument systems. This AD requires amending the existing airplane flight manual (AFM), installing improved ADCs and a detachable configuration module (DCM), and revising the existing instructions for continued airworthiness. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; MHI RJ Aviation ULC (Type Certificate Previously Held by Bombardier, Inc.) Airplanes
Document Number: 2022-19117
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-09-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain MHI RJ Aviation ULC Model CL-600-2D24 (Regional Jet Series 900) airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report of a manufacturing error that can create dents on the lower wing plank, close to the flap arm locations at certain wing stations; as a result, cracks could develop and weaken the structural integrity of the wings before being detected by any existing required inspections. This AD requires an inspection for damage (including dents, cracks, discoloration, gouges, scratches, or other surface damage) of the lower wing plank in the flap arm areas at certain wing stations, and repair if necessary. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Special Conditions: L2 Consulting Services, Inc., Bombardier Model BD-700-1A10 and BD-700-1A11 Airplanes; Electronic System Security Protection From Unauthorized Internal Access
Document Number: 2022-19107
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-09-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Bombardier Model BD-700-1A10 and BD-700-1A11 airplanes. These airplanes, as modified by L2 Consulting Services, Inc., 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 associated with the installation of a digital system that contains a wireless and hardwired network with hosted application functionality that allows access, from sources internal to the airplane, to the airplane's internal electronic components. 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.
Special Conditions: L2 Consulting Services, Inc., Bombardier Model BD-700-1A10 and BD-700-1A11 Airplanes; Electronic System Security Protection From Unauthorized External Access
Document Number: 2022-19106
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-09-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Bombardier Model BD-700-1A10 and BD-700-1A11 airplanes. These airplanes, as modified by L2 Consulting Services, Inc., will have a novel or unusual design feature when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for airplanes. This design feature is associated with the installation of an electronic network system architecture that will allow increased connectivity to and access from external network sources, (e.g., operator networks, wireless devices, internet connectivity, service provider satellite communications, electronic flight bags, etc.) to the airplane's previously isolated electronic assets (networks, systems, and databases). 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.
Establishment of Area Navigation (RNAV) Routes; Northeast United States
Document Number: 2022-19101
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-09-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes three low altitude United States Area Navigation (RNAV) routes (T-routes) in the northeast United States to support the VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Minimum Operational Network (MON) Program. The purpose is to enhance the efficiency of the National Airspace System (NAS) by transitioning from a ground-based to a satellite-based navigation system.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2022-19098
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-09-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2017-10- 24, which applied to certain Airbus SAS Model A330-200 series airplanes, Model A330-200 Freighter series airplanes, and Model A330- 300 series airplanes; AD 2018-23-14, which applied to certain Airbus SAS Model A330-200 series airplanes, Model A330-200 Freighter series airplanes, and Model A330-300 series airplanes; and AD 2021-05-12, which applied to certain Airbus SAS Model A330-200 Freighter series airplanes. AD 2017-10-24, AD 2018-23-14, and AD 2021-05-12 require revising the existing maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations. This AD was prompted by a determination that new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations are necessary. This AD revises the applicability by adding airplanes. This AD continues to require the actions in AD 2018-23-14 and AD 2021-05-12, and 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 Rule on Request To Release Airport Property at the Colorado Springs Airport, Colorado Springs, Colorado
Document Number: 2022-19121
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-09-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to rule and invite public comment on the release and sale of a 100.74-acre parcel of land at the Colorado Springs Airport.
Airworthiness Directives; General Electric Company Turboshaft Engines
Document Number: 2022-18961
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-09-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all General Electric Company (GE) CT7-8A model turboshaft engines. This AD was prompted by the manufacturer revising the airworthiness limitations section (ALS) of the existing engine maintenance manual (EMM) to incorporate reduced life limits for certain stage 1 turbine aft cooling plates, stage 2 turbine forward cooling plates, turbine interstage seals, and stage 4 turbine disks. This AD requires revising the ALS of the existing EMM and the operator's existing approved maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate reduced life limits for these parts. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Revocation of Class E Airspace; Brownsville, PA
Document Number: 2022-18958
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-09-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action removes Class E airspace in Brownsville, PA, as Brownsville General Hospital Heliport has been abandoned and controlled airspace is no longer required. This action enhances the safety and management of controlled airspace within the national airspace system.
Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Baltimore, MD
Document Number: 2022-18939
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-09-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class D airspace, Class E Surface airspace, and Class E Airspace Designated as an Extension to Class D airspace at Martin State Airport, Baltimore, MD. This action replaces the Baltimore Very High Frequency Omnidirectional Range Collocated Tactical Air Navigation (VORTAC) with the term Point of Origin. Also, this action removes unnecessary verbiage from the descriptor header. In addition, this action makes an editorial change replacing the term Airport/ Facility Directory with the term Chart Supplement in the legal descriptions of associated Class D and E airspace and makes the editorial change replacing the term Notice to Airmen with the term Notice to Air Missions. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations in the area.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2022-18993
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-09-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2020-21-11, which applies to certain Airbus SAS Model A318 series airplanes; Model A319-111, -112, -113, -114, -115, -131, -132, -133, - 151N, and -153N airplanes; and Model A320 and A321 series airplanes. AD 2020-21-11 requires revising the existing maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations. Since the FAA issued AD 2020-21-11, the FAA has determined that new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations are necessary. This proposed AD would continue to require the actions in AD 2020-21-11 and require 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 proposed for incorporation by reference. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Honda Aircraft Company LLC Airplanes
Document Number: 2022-19021
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-09-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2022-05- 13, which applied to certain Honda Aircraft Company LLC (Honda) Model HA-420 airplanes. AD 2022-05-13 required 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. This AD was prompted by typographical errors found in certain document numbers specified in the preamble and in certain paragraphs of the regulatory information in AD 2022-05-13. This AD retains all actions required by AD 2022-05-13 and corrects the incorrect document numbers. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Dassault Aviation Airplanes
Document Number: 2022-19116
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-09-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Dassault Aviation Model FALCON 7X airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report of a failed extension of inboard slats during the landing phase, which was not indicated to the flightcrew by the crew alerting system. This AD requires revising the existing airplane flight manual (AFM) to provide procedures for failed extension of inboard slats and flightcrew indication during landing, 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: 2022-18774
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-09-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 787-8, 787-9, and 787-10 airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report from Boeing that Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG (RRD) discovered a design issue in the engine fuel feed system, which could result in fuel flow restrictions to both engines when ice that has accumulated in the airplane fuel feed system suddenly releases into the engines. This AD requires revising the existing airplane flight manual (AFM) to update the limitations on minimum fuel temperatures. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Revocation of Class E Airspace; Watersmeet, MI
Document Number: 2022-18636
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-09-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action removes the Class E airspace at Watersmeet, MI. The FAA is taking this action as the result of an airspace review due to the decommissioning of the Watersmeet non-directional beacon (NDB).
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of a Renewed Approval of Information Collection: FAA Acquisition Management System (FAAAMS)
Document Number: 2022-18926
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-09-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FAA invites public comments about FAA's intention to request Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew an information collection. The collection involves the FAA Acquisition Management System (FAAAMS) and information collected in response to notices regarding FAA acquisitions. The information to be collected is necessary to solicit, award, and administer contracts for supplies, equipment, services, facilities, and real property to fulfill FAA's mission.
Airworthiness Directives; CFM International, S.A. Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2022-18923
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-09-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain CFM International, S.A. (CFM) LEAP-1A model turbofan engines. This AD was prompted by reports of two in-flight shutdowns (IFSDs) and subsequent investigation by the manufacturer that revealed cracks in the high-pressure turbine (HPT) rotor stage 1 blades. This AD requires initial and repetitive borescope inspections (BSIs) of the HPT rotor stage 1 blades. Depending on the results of the BSIs, this AD requires either additional BSIs at reduced intervals or replacement of the HPT rotor stage 1 blades. This AD also requires sending the inspection results to CFM if any unserviceable finding is found. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; MT-Propeller Entwicklung GmbH Propellers
Document Number: 2022-19050
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-09-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain MT-Propeller Entwicklung GmbH MTV-5-1-( ), MTV-9-( ), MTV-11-( ), MTV-12-( ), MTV-14-B, MTV-14-D, MTV-15-( ), MTV-16-( ), MTV-17-( ), MTV-18-( ), MTV-20-( ), and MTV-27-( ) variable pitch propellers. This AD was prompted by reports of certain propeller blade lag screws that were manufactured with an improper surface finish, which results in reduced fatigue strength of these lag screws. This AD requires replacement of certain propeller blade lag screws with parts eligible for installation. 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 Quitclaim Deed Agreement Between the City of Melbourne and the Federal Aviation Administration for the Melbourne International Airport, Melbourne, FL
Document Number: 2022-18940
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-09-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA hereby provides notice of intent to release 0.11 acres at the Melbourne International Airport, Melbourne, FL from the conditions, reservations, and restrictions as contained in a Quitclaim Deed agreement between the FAA and the City of Melbourne, dated August 6, 1947. The release of property will allow the City of Melbourne to use the property for other than aeronautical purposes. The property is located at the Northwest corner of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and NASA Boulevard at the Melbourne International Airport in Brevard County. The parcel is currently designated as surplus property. The property will be released of its federal obligations for the purpose of selling the property at fair market value for construction of a right turn lane. The fair market value lease of this parcel has been determined to be $30,000. Documents reflecting the Sponsor's request are available, by appointment only, for inspection at the Melbourne International Airport and the FAA Airports District Office.
Notice of Release From Federal Surplus Property and Grant Assurance Obligations at Francis S. Gabreski Airport (FOK), Southampton, New York
Document Number: 2022-18833
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-08-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to rule and invites public comment on the application for a release of approximately 0.12 acres of federally obligated airport property at Francis S. Gabreski Airport, Southampton, New York, from both the Federal Surplus Property obligations contained in the July 12, 1972 Quitclaim Deed, and the Grant Assurance obligations. This acreage is composed of one parcel of land that was transferred from the United States of America to the County of Suffolk under the provisions of the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949 and the Surplus Property Act of 1944. The release will allow the airport to enter into a long-term non-aeronautical lease with the Suffolk County Water Authority (SCWA) for a water booster pump station. The proposed use of land after the release will be compatible with the airport and will not interfere with the airport or its operation.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments, Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: General Operating and Flight Rules FAR 91 and FAR 107
Document Number: 2022-18805
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-08-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the FAA invites public comments about its 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 14, 2022. The collection involves the submission of materials to obtain a letter of deviation authority (LODA) to permit flight instruction for compensation or hire aboard aircraft holding experimental certificates. The information to be collected will be used to determine whether such flight instruction can be conducted safely.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., Airplanes
Document Number: 2022-18750
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-08-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model BD-700-2A12 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report that the flightcrew and passenger oxygen system's refill and capillary lines may have been contaminated by sealant and cotton fibers. This proposed AD would require an inspection to determine the serial numbers of the oxygen cylinders installed and replacement of each affected oxygen cylinder and regulator assembly (OCRA). 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: 2022-18749
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-08-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is revising a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2020-04-20, which applies to certain De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited Model DHC-8-400 series airplanes. This action revises the NPRM by including an additional retained requirement and revising the terminating action to apply to additional airplanes. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products. Since these actions would impose an additional burden over those in the NPRM, the FAA is reopening the comment period to allow the public the chance to comment on these changes.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2022-18759
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-08-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model DC-9-81 (MD-81), DC-9-82 (MD-82), DC-9-83 (MD-83), and DC-9-87 (MD-87) airplanes; and Model MD-88 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by an evaluation by the design approval holder (DAH) indicating that certain center wing lower stringers are subject to widespread fatigue damage (WFD). WFD analysis found that fatigue cracks could grow to a critical length after the structural modification point (SMP) for these center wing lower stringers. This proposed AD would require replacing certain left and right side center wing lower stringers. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Special Conditions: The Boeing Company, Leonardo S.p.a. Model AW139 Helicopter; Use of New Hovering Out of Ground Effect Utility Power on the Model AW139 Helicopter
Document Number: 2022-18722
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-08-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Leonardo S.p.a. (Leonardo) Model AW139 helicopter. This helicopter as modified by The Boeing Company (Boeing) will have a novel or unusual design feature when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for helicopters. This design feature incorporates a 2.5-minute all engines operating (AEO) power restricted for use at helicopter operating speeds below 60 knots indicated airspeed (KIAS), and hovering out of ground effect (HOGE). This power is referred to as 2.5-minute HOGE utility power (HUP), or 2.5-minute HUP. The 2.5-minute HUP is greater than the transmission power limitations associated with takeoff and AEO. 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.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Oneonta, NY
Document Number: 2022-18637
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-08-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Albert S. Nader Regional Airport, Oneonta, NY, by updating the airport's name and removing the Rockdale VORTAC from the Class E airspace description, as well as amending the radius, and removing an extension. Also, this action would update the airport's geographic coordinates. This action would enhance the safety and management of controlled airspace within the national airspace system.
Establishment of United States Area Navigation (RNAV) Route T-382; Hooper Bay, AK
Document Number: 2022-18491
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-08-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes United States Area Navigation (RNAV) route T-382 in the vicinity of Hooper Bay, AK, in support of a large and comprehensive T-route modernization project for the state of Alaska.
Establishment of United States Area Navigation (RNAV) Route T-385; Kodiak, AK
Document Number: 2022-18490
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-08-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes United States Area Navigation (RNAV) route T-385 in the vicinity of Kodiak, AK, in support of a large and comprehensive T-route modernization project for the state of Alaska.
Proposed Amendment and Revocation of Air Traffic Service (ATS) Routes; Eastern United States
Document Number: 2022-18485
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-08-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways V-5, V-20, V-155, V-241, and V-321; and to remove jet routes J-37, J-55, J-79, J-121, J-174, J-191, and J-209. These changes support the VOR Minimum Operation Network (MON) project in the eastern United States.
Proposed Amendment and Revocation of VOR Federal Airways; Eastern United States
Document Number: 2022-18484
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-08-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend five VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways, and remove five VOR Federal airways. This action supports the FAA's VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) program.
Special Conditions: TC Inter-Informatics A.S., Airbus Model A330-243 Airplane; Single-Occupant, Oblique (Side-Facing) Seats With Inflatable Lap Belts
Document Number: 2022-18568
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-08-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These amended special conditions are issued for the Airbus Model A330-243 series airplane, as modified by TC Inter-Informatics A.S. (TC Inter-Informatics). This airplane will have a novel or unusual design feature when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport-category airplanes. This design feature is single-occupant, oblique, B/E Aerospace Super Diamond seats, equipped with inflatable lap belts. 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.