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Airworthiness Directives; Leonardo S.p.a. Helicopters
Document Number: 2022-05606
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-03-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Leonardo S.p.a. Model A109S and AW109SP helicopters. This proposed AD was prompted by a report of a protective sheath, installed around a fixed flight control rod, which should have been removed during assembly. This proposed AD would require borescope inspecting certain parts, and removing any foreign object if detected, as specified in a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which is proposed for incorporation by reference (IBR). The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; MARS A.S. Parachutes
Document Number: 2022-05959
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-03-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2022-05- 09, which applied to certain MARS A.S. emergency parachutes. AD 2022- 05-09 required removing emergency parachutes with certain manufacture dates or serial numbers from service. Since the FAA issued AD 2022-05- 09, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) superseded its mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) to correct an unsafe condition on this aviation product. The MCAI identifies the unsafe condition as the length of the ripcord between the pins being too long, which could cause a malfunction of the emergency parachute. This AD retains the actions required by AD 2022-05-09 and expands the applicability.
Airworthiness Directives; Leonardo S.p.a. Helicopters
Document Number: 2022-05590
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-03-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Leonardo S.p.a. Model AW169 helicopters. This proposed AD was prompted by a report of a blockage in a fuel tank vent line. This proposed AD would require inspecting the fuel tank vent lines, as specified in a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which is proposed for incorporation by reference (IBR). The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Leonardo S.p.a. Helicopters
Document Number: 2022-05588
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-03-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Leonardo S.p.a. Model AB139 and AW139 helicopters. This proposed AD was prompted by a large crack detected on the tail gearbox (TGB) fitting during a scheduled inspection and the determination that certain TGB fittings are required to be inspected by the use of a borescope. This proposed AD would require a one-time borescope inspection of certain part-numbered TGB fittings, and depending on the inspection results, removing the affected part from service and replacing with an airworthy part, 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.
Amendment of V-6, V-10, V-30, V-100, and V-233 in the Vicinity of Litchfield, MI
Document Number: 2022-05546
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-03-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends 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 being decommissioned as part of the FAA's VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) program.
Airworthiness Directives; CFM International, S.A. Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2022-05524
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-03-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain CFM International, S.A. (CFM) LEAP-1A model turbofan engines. This proposed 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 proposed AD would require initial and repetitive borescope inspections (BSIs) of the HPT rotor stage 1 blades and HPT stator stage 1 nozzle set. Depending on the results of the BSIs, this proposed AD would require either additional BSIs at reduced intervals or replacement of the HPT rotor stage 1 blades or HPT stator stage 1 nozzle set. This proposed AD would also require sending the inspection results to CFM if any unserviceable finding is found. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Establishment and Amendment of Area Navigation (RNAV) Routes; Eastern United States
Document Number: 2022-05482
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-03-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies five existing high altitude area navigation (RNAV) routes (Q-routes), and establishes one new Q-route, in support of the FAA's VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Minimum Operational Network (MON) Program. This action improves the efficiency of the National Airspace System (NAS) by expanding the availability of RNAV routing and reducing the dependency on ground-based navigational systems.
Proposed Amendment of United States Area Navigation (RNAV) Route T-228; Cape Newenham, AK
Document Number: 2022-05481
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-03-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend United States Area Navigation (RNAV) route T-228 in the vicinity of Cape Newenham, AK in support of a large and comprehensive T-route modernization project for the state of Alaska.
Revisions to Civil Penalty Amounts
Document Number: 2022-04456
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-03-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Federal Railroad Administration, Maritime Administration, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Office of the Secretary
This final rule provides the statutorily-prescribed 2022 adjustment to civil penalty amounts that may be imposed for violations of certain DOT regulations. In addition, this rule notes new DOT civil penalties authority provided in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL, enacted as the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act).
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2022-05602
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-03-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 777 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of discrepancies between the center wing tank (CWT) fuel quantity, as indicated by the fuel quantity indicating system (FQIS), and the refueling truck uploaded fuel amount, followed by certain engine-indicating and crew-alerting system (EICAS) messages. This proposed AD would require installing new software in the fuel quantity processor unit (FQPU), or replacing the FQPU with one that includes new software, depending on airplane configuration; and doing a software version check and FQPU operational check. This proposed AD would also prohibit the installation of certain FQPUs on certain airplanes. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Indro Robotics
Document Number: 2022-05812
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of Federal Aviation Regulations. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, the FAA's exemption process. Neither publication of this notice nor the inclusion nor omission of information in the summary is intended to affect the legal status of the petition or its final disposition.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Uninsured United Parachute Technologies, LLC
Document Number: 2022-05811
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of Federal Aviation Regulations. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, the FAA's exemption process. Neither publication of this notice nor the inclusion nor omission of information in the summary is intended to affect the legal status of the petition or its final disposition.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; American Airlines, Inc.
Document Number: 2022-05808
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of Federal Aviation Regulations. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, the FAA's exemption process. Neither publication of this notice nor the inclusion nor omission of information in the summary is intended to affect the legal status of the petition or its final disposition.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Wittman Regional Airport.
Document Number: 2022-05807
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-21
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of a New Approval of Information Collection
Document Number: 2022-05742
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-18
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 for a new information collection. The collection requires responses to questions regarding an individual's identity in order to gain access to U.S. Federal Government web applications. The information to be collected will be used to verify the requestor's identity and create a user account.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of a New Information Collection(s): Airport Concession Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) Program Requirements
Document Number: 2022-05760
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-18
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 for a new information collection. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on October 25, 2021. The deadline for submission of public comments expired on December 27, 2021. No public comments were provided. The Department of Transportation (DOT or Department) further invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) approval for an information collection for the Department's Airport Concession Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) program. The DOT has the important responsibility of ensuring that firms competing for concession opportunities are not disadvantaged by unlawful discrimination. The DOT's most important tool for meeting this requirement has been its ACDBE program which is regulated by 49 CFR part 23 (ACDBE regulation) and is mandated by 49 U.S.C. 47107(e), originally enacted in 1987 and amended in 1992. The information collections described in this notice are necessary to maintain successful implementation of the ACDBE program, as it helps ensure recipients that receive Federal financial assistance from the Airport Improvement Program (AIP) of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) do not discriminate in the provision of opportunities for disadvantaged business enterprises in airport concessions. We are required to publish this notice in the Federal Register by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (PRA).
Airworthiness Criteria: Special Class Airworthiness Criteria for the 3DRobotics Government Services 3DR-GS H520-G Unmanned Aircraft
Document Number: 2022-05611
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-03-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA announces the special class airworthiness criteria for the 3DRobotics Government Services Model 3DR-GS H520-G unmanned aircraft (UA). This document sets forth the airworthiness criteria the FAA finds to be appropriate and applicable for the UA design.
Airworthiness Criteria: Special Class Airworthiness Criteria for the Flirtey Inc. Flirtey F4.5 Unmanned Aircraft
Document Number: 2022-05610
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-03-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA announces the special class airworthiness criteria for the Flirtey Inc. Model Flirtey F4.5 unmanned aircraft (UA). This document sets forth the airworthiness criteria the FAA finds to be appropriate and applicable for the UA design.
Airworthiness Criteria: Special Class Airworthiness Criteria for the TELEGRID Technologies, Inc. TELEGRID DE2020 Unmanned Aircraft
Document Number: 2022-05609
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-03-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA announces the special class airworthiness criteria for the TELEGRID Technologies, Inc. Model TELEGRID DE2020 unmanned aircraft (UA). This document sets forth the airworthiness criteria the FAA finds to be appropriate and applicable for the UA design.
Airworthiness Criteria: Special Class Airworthiness Criteria for the Wingcopter GmbH 198 US Unmanned Aircraft
Document Number: 2022-05608
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-03-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA announces the special class airworthiness criteria for the Wingcopter GmbH Model 198 US unmanned aircraft (UA). This document sets forth the airworthiness criteria the FAA finds to be appropriate and applicable for the UA design.
Airworthiness Directives; Goodrich Externally-Mounted Hoist Assemblies
Document Number: 2022-05487
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-03-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for various model helicopters with certain part-numbered Goodrich externally-mounted hoist assemblies (hoists) installed. This AD was prompted by hoists failing lower load limit inspections. This AD requires replacing unmodified hoists, installing placards, revising the existing Rotorcraft Flight Manual (RFM) for your helicopter, deactivating or removing a hoist if a partial peel out occurs, reviewing the helicopter's hoist slip load test records, repetitively inspecting the hoist cable and overload clutch (clutch), and reporting information to the manufacturer. This AD also requires establishing operating limitations on the hoist and prohibits installing an unmodified hoist. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2022-05576
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-03-16
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, 747-400, 747-400D, and 747-400F series airplanes. This AD was prompted by a determination that radio altimeters cannot be relied upon to perform their intended function if they experience interference from wireless broadband operations in the 3.7-3.98 GHz frequency band (5G C-Band), and a recent determination that during takeoff, approach, landings, and go-arounds, as a result of this interference, certain airplane systems may not properly function, resulting in increased flightcrew workload while on approach with the flight director, autothrottle, or autopilot engaged, which could result in reduced ability of the flightcrew to maintain safe flight and landing of the airplane. This AD requires revising the limitations and operating procedures sections of the existing airplane flight manual (AFM) to incorporate specific operating procedures for takeoff, instrument landing system (ILS) approaches, non-precision approaches, and go-around and missed approaches, when in the presence of 5G C-Band interference as identified by Notices to Air Missions (NOTAMs). The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH Helicopters
Document Number: 2022-05497
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-03-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH Model MBB-BK 117 D-3 helicopters. This AD was prompted by reports of a main rotor (M/R) blade lead-lag damper in a tilted position. This AD requires inspecting the Flex Control Unit (FCU), and corrective actions if necessary, as well as rework and re-identification of the bearing pin, 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 a Renewed Information Collection: Aviation Maintenance Technician Schools
Document Number: 2022-05352
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew information collection. The collection involves Aviation Maintenance Technician School (AMTS) applicants and certificate holders. The information to be collected will be used to ensure AMTS applicants and certificate holders meet the requirements of part 147 prior to being certificated, and on an ongoing basis following FAA certification.
Establishment of United States Area Navigation (RNAV) Routes; South and Central United States
Document Number: 2022-05340
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-03-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes three United States Area Navigation (RNAV) routes, designated T-370, T-398, and T-419, in the south and central United States. These routes supplement certain VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways in support of the VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) program, and they expand the availability of RNAV routing in the National Airspace System (NAS).
Amendment and Removal of Area Navigation (RNAV) Routes; South-Central FL Metroplex Project.
Document Number: 2022-05339
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-03-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends low altitude United States Area Navigation (RNAV) route, T-208 in support of the South-Central FL Metroplex Project. Other route changes that were proposed in the NPRM are being deferred to a later date.
Amendment of Area Navigation (RNAV) Routes; Southeastern United States
Document Number: 2022-05338
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-03-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends five high altitude area navigation (RNAV) routes (Q-routes), and establishes one new Q- route in the southeastern United States in support of the VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Minimum Operational Network (MON) Program. This action improves the efficiency of the National Airspace System (NAS) by expanding the availability of RNAV routing and reducing the dependency on ground-based navigational systems.
Amendment of Area Navigation (RNAV) Routes Q-140 and Q-812; NY
Document Number: 2022-05337
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-03-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends the descriptions of Area Navigation (RNAV) routes Q-140 and Q-812 by changing the spelling of one waypoint (WP) in the descriptions of the routes. The geographic position of the WP remains unchanged.
Amendment of United States Area Navigation (RNAV) Routes T-212, T-216, T-218, and T-221; Eastern United States.
Document Number: 2022-05336
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-03-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends United States Area Navigation (RNAV) route T-218 in the eastern United States. In the NPRM, the FAA proposed to also amend T-212, T-216, and T-221 but those changes have been deferred to a later date and are removed from this rule.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Dewitt, AR
Document Number: 2022-05394
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-03-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface for Dewitt Municipal Airport/Whitcomb Field, Dewitt, AR to accommodate area navigation (RNAV) global positioning system (GPS) standard instrument approach procedures (SIAPs) serving this airport. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations in the area.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Elkton, MD
Document Number: 2022-05393
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-03-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface for Claremont Airport, Elkton, MD, as an airspace review found the airspace radius required an increase, as well as updating the airport's name. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations in the area.
Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Lawrenceville, GA
Document Number: 2022-05392
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-03-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class D airspace and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface for Lawrenceville, GA. This action updates the airport's name in both the Class D and E airspace to Gwinnett County/Briscoe Field. In addition, this action amends the Class D airspace by creating an extension to the southwest. The Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface is amended by increasing the radius and eliminating the extension to the east. Also, this action eliminates the Gwinnett Non-directional Beacon (NDB) from the legal description. This action also makes an editorial change replacing the term Airport/Facility Directory with the term Chart Supplement in the legal descriptions of the Class D airspace. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations in the area.
Amendment of the Class E Airspace and Revocation of Class E Airspace; Grove, OK
Document Number: 2022-05433
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-03-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends the Class E airspace and revokes Class E airspace at Grove, OK. This action is due to an airspace review conducted as part of the decommissioning of the Neosho very high frequency (VHF) omnidirectional range (VOR) as part of the VOR Minimal Operational Network (MON) Program. The geographic coordinates of the airport are also being updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH (AHD) Helicopters
Document Number: 2022-05525
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-03-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH (AHD) Model MBB-BK 117 C-2 and MBB-BK 117 D-2 helicopters. This AD was prompted by a report of erroneous or partial installation of the seat belt restraint system. This AD requires inspecting certain seats, 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; Pilatus Aircraft Ltd. Airplanes
Document Number: 2022-05223
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-03-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2016-26-08, which applies to all Pilatus Aircraft Ltd. Model PC-12, PC- 12/45, PC-12/47, and PC-12/47E airplanes. AD 2016-26-08 requires incorporating revisions into the airworthiness limitations section (ALS) of the maintenance program and inspecting the main landing gear (MLG) attachment bolts for cracks and corrosion. Since the FAA issued AD 2016-26-08, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) superseded its mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) to add a new life limit for certain MLG actuator bottom attachment bolts and then superseded it again to add new life limits for the rudder bellcrank. This proposed AD would require incorporating new revisions to the ALS of the existing airplane maintenance manual (AMM) or Instructions for Continued Airworthiness (ICA) to establish a 5-year life limit for certain MLG actuator bottom attachment bolts and new life limits for the rudder bellcrank. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Honda Aircraft Company LLC Airplanes
Document Number: 2022-05222
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-03-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Honda Aircraft Company LLC (Honda) Model HA-420 airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report of in-flight smoke and fire that initiated from the windshield heat power wire braid. This AD requires incorporating temporary revisions into the airplane flight manual (AFM) and the quick reference handbook (QRH) that modify procedures for windshield heat operation until the affected windshield assemblies are replaced. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Proposed Amendment of United States Area Navigation (RNAV) Route T-223; Cape Newenham, AK
Document Number: 2022-05218
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-03-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend United States Area Navigation (RNAV) route T-223 in the vicinity of Cape Newenham, AK in support of a large and comprehensive T-route modernization project for the state of Alaska.
Proposed Revocation of Colored Federal Airway Red 51 (R-51); Level Island, AK
Document Number: 2022-05214
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-03-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to revoke Colored Federal airway Red 51 (R-51) due to the decommissioning of the Sumner Strait, AK, (SQM) Non- Directional Beacon (NDB).
Airworthiness Directives; Various Restricted Category Helicopters
Document Number: 2022-05379
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-03-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2021-15-52 which applied to various restricted category helicopters originally manufactured by Bell Textron Inc. with a certain main rotor hub strap pin (pin) installed. AD 2021-15-52 required removing certain outboard pins from service and prohibited installing them on any helicopter. This AD expands the applicability to all affected pins, regardless if they are outboard or inboard. This AD also requires inspecting the removed pin for any deformation and if it is deformed, removing the mating strap fitting (fitting) from service. This AD was prompted by the discovery that AD 2021-15-52 inadvertently limited its applicability to only outboard pins when, in fact, all pins are subject to the unsafe condition and the determination that a deformed pin may have damaged the fitting. Finally, this AD updates the current type certificate holder information as reflected in the type certificate data sheet (TCDS) and expands the applicability of AD 2021-15-52. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Bell Textron Inc. (Type Certificate Previously Held by Bell Helicopter Textron Inc.) Helicopters
Document Number: 2022-05378
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-03-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2022-02-02 which applied to certain Bell Textron Inc. (type certificate previously held by Bell Helicopter Textron Inc.) Model 204B, 205A, 205A-1, 205B, 210, and 212 helicopters with a certain main rotor hub strap pin (pin) installed. AD 2022-02-02 required removing certain outboard pins from service and prohibited installing them on any helicopter. This AD expands the applicability to all affected pins, regardless if they are outboard or inboard. This AD also requires inspecting the removed pin for any deformation and if it is deformed, removing the mating strap fitting (fitting) from service. This AD was prompted by the discovery that AD 2022-02-02 inadvertently limited its applicability to only outboard pins when, in fact, all pins are subject to the unsafe condition and the determination that a deformed pin may have damaged the fitting. 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: 2022-05348
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA hereby provides notice of intent to release 5.0 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 located on 680 N Apollo 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 commercial operation of an existing building and parking lot for the United States Postal Service. The fair market value lease of this parcel has been determined to be $1,800,000. Documents reflecting the Sponsor's request are available, by appointment only, for inspection at the Melbourne International Airport and the FAA Airports District Office.
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: 2022-05343
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew an information collection. 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.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2022-05281
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-03-14
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: 2022-05280
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-03-14
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.
Amendment of Class D, Class E, and Establishment of Class E Airspace; Atlanta, GA Area
Document Number: 2022-05279
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-03-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class D airspace, Class E surface airspace, and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface, and establishes Class E Airspace Designated as an Extension to a Class D Surface Area in the Atlanta, GA area. This action replaces the Atlanta Very High Frequency Omnidirectional Range Collocated Tactical Air Navigation (VORTAC) with the term Point of Origin. This action updates several airport names and geographic coordinates. 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 and E airspaces. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations in the area.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Iuka, MS
Document Number: 2022-05278
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-03-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface to accommodate Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) serving Iuka Airport, Iuka, MS. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations in the area.
NextGen Advisory Committee; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2022-05164
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces a meeting of the NextGen Advisory Committee (NAC).
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2022-05309
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-03-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 777-200 and -300 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of three incidents involving in-flight fan blade failures on certain Pratt & Whitney engines (``fan blades'' are also known as ``1st-stage low-pressure compressor (LPC) blades'' these terms are used interchangeably in this AD). This AD requires installation of debris shields on the thrust reverser (T/R) inner wall at the left and right sides of the lower bifurcation, inspection of the fan cowl doors for moisture ingression, repetitive functional checks of the hydraulic pump shutoff valves to ensure they close in response to the fire handle input, and corrective actions if necessary. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Pratt & Whitney Division Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2022-05296
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-03-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2019-03-01 and AD 2021-05-51 for certain Pratt & Whitney Division (PW) PW4074, PW4074D, PW4077, PW4077D, PW4084D, PW4090, and PW4090-3 model turbofan engines. AD 2019-03-01 required performing initial and repetitive thermal acoustic image (TAI) inspections for cracks in certain 1st- stage low-pressure compressor (LPC) blades and removal of those blades that fail inspection. AD 2021-05-51 required performing a one-time TAI inspection for cracks in certain 1st-stage LPC blades and removal of those blades that fail inspection. This AD was prompted by three in- flight failures of a 1st-stage LPC blade, with one failure resulting in an engine fire during flight, and subsequent manufacturer publication of service information specifying improved inspections for three critical locations on the 1st-stage LPC blade. This AD requires initial and repetitive ultrasonic (UT) inspections and TAI inspections for cracks in certain 1st-stage LPC blades and removal of those blades that fail inspection. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2022-05295
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-03-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 777-200 and -300 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of three incidents involving in-flight fan blade failures on certain Pratt & Whitney engines (``fan blades'' are also known as ``1st-stage low- pressure compressor (LPC) blades''these terms are used interchangeably in this AD). This AD requires modifying the engine inlet to withstand fan blade failure event loads. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.